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Clos du Soleil Capellatext

Clos du Soleil Capella 2022

Keremeos, Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, CanadaTheir flagship white wine, 2021 Capella 2022 blends 71% sauvignon blanc with 29% sémillon, from two Keremeos vineyards (no Oliver fruit this year). Each block was picked and fermented separately, crushed and destemmed and cold soaked on skins for 3 hours before a partial native ferment in French puncheons, with 10% of barrels undergoing MLF. All lots were aged for 9 months with bâtonnage prior to final blending. Though the sauvignon is naturally up front and present, with its shining white grapefruit, bright lemon, and crunchy gooseberry, it's the sémillon that seals this wine for me, with a slippery, oily undercurrent drawing dried sage, verbena, and kisses of anise through the lingering stony finish. Lovely balance throughout this young wine, drinking smartly now and with cellaring.Tasted: 20 December 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$31.90750mlwinery direct, private wine shops
Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc - SémillonCSPC: 020958UPC: 85708800237