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Clos du Soleil Capella 2022

Keremeos, Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThere is a reason why we mention the consistency from year to year with Capella. It is consistently well made. Capella is the flagship Clos du Soleil white, and in 2022, the blend is 71/29 sauvignon blanc / sémillon in what the older crowd would know as a classic Bordeaux mix. Not surprisingly, the palate is lively, pitching lemons, grapefruit and gooseberry dusted in the Similkameen's secret sauce: desert sagebrush. Elegant and drinkable now with fresh oysters, clams, or mussels. The fruit comes from Whispered Secret Vineyard, Keremeos (Sauvignon Blanc); and Les Collines Vineyard, Keremeos (Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon). Each vineyard block was separately harvested by hand, and the grapes were gently crushed and destemmed, cold-soaked on the skins for 3 hours, and then fermented entirely in French oak puncheons, with the majority undergoing only wild, spontaneous fermentation. Ten percent of the barrels were also allowed to undergo wild malolactic fermentation. It was aged for nine months on the lees, with stirring. The final wine was created by blending the best barrel lots.Tasted: 01 November 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$31.90750mlwinery direct, private wine shops
Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc - SémillonCSPC: 020958UPC: 85708800237