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Clos du Soleil Fumé Blanc 2022

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis Fumé Blanc is led by sauvignon blanc, not just in terms of the blend percentage but also the lean, restrained aromatics. There's a combination of pink grapefruit, lemon, and gooseberry, with additional flesh and richness coming from 31% sémillon. Although you typically expect Fumé Blanc to show forward oak impact, this is more about the crisp, expressive fruit, having been fermented and aged for four months in a combination of stainless steel and French oak puncheons. I personally think the wine is all the better for it, with an electric mineral streak that carries through to the excellent finish. This is easily among the top value BC white wines.Tasted: 15 January 2024Tasted by: Prices:
BC$25.90750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers
Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc - SémillonCSPC: 874123UPC: 857088000862