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Clos du Soleil 'Capella', Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Similkameen Valley DVA
Vintage: 2021
BC Private Wine Stores: $32.0 + price will vary
Winery: $31.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -891275
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WineScores' Review

Harmonious, racy, complex.
The flagship white wine for Clos du Soleil is a version of Bordeaux blanc; it combines Sauvignon Blanc with Semillon.
Located on Similkameen Valley's Upper Bench, Clos du Soleil (vineyard of the sun) is an artisan winery making Bordeaux-influenced wines that reflect their home terroir, they also adhere to the philosophies of minimal-interventionist winemaking and biodynamic viticulture.
The 2020 Capella is a blend of 73% Sauvignon Blanc (Keremeos estate fruit), and 27% Semillon (from Oliver), which was hand harvested then fermented entirely in barrel (French oak puncheons) and the majority underwent wild, spontaneous fermentation. All lots were barrel aged for nine months, on the lees, with lees stirring.
Expect notes of green apples and pine, Asian pear, green tomatoes, honey and wildflowers. The palate is slick and fresh with bold flavours of lime, green apples, peach stone and snap peas. Lovely complexity, racy and persistent.

Recommended Pairings
Eat your Greens, Cheese - Goat, Seafood/Shellfish, Patio Sippers, Cellar Keepers, French Food, Creamy Dishes

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2023-02-08 12:18:31.0


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