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Clos du Soleil Fumé Blanc 2022

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis year's Fumé Blanc blends fruit from 4 vineyards in Oliver and Keremeos, and is a blend of 69% sauvignon blanc and 31% sémillon. The fruit spent 2 hours on skins prior to pressing and fermenting cool in a mix of stainless tanks and French puncheons. Each parcel spent 4 months on lees until the final blend. Punchy and forward, with heaps of fresh lime, crunchy guava, tart white grapefruit, and green apple skimming across a taut palate. Thankfully there's a fine slick of lees and gentle toast here to try to counter. But, where's the Fumé Blanc in this? With a name as forward as that, one would be expecting more barrel influence, as has been in some years past. Perhaps it will inch out more with time, but for the present and near future expect this as a zippy, zesty, fruit-forward Sauvignon Blanc.Tasted: 22 June 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$23.90750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers
Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc - SémillonCSPC: 874123UPC: 857088000862