2019 Clos Du Soleil Capella

VARIETAL: 83% Sauvignon Blanc, 17% Sémillon

REGION: Similkameen Valley, BC

COUNTRY: Canada

VINTAGE: 2019

ALCOHOL: 13.5%

PH: 3.07

BOTTLE SIZE: 750 mL

Intense aromas of grapefruit, lemon curd, and meadow grasses. The palate shows an array of flavors: lemon zest, ripe grapefruit, Anjou pear, tangerine, and wisps of wood smoke all tied together with bright, crisp, citrusy acidity. On the palate, the wine is full and rich with a softness resulting from sur-lie ageing. A lovely saline minerality strings it all together, through to the long finish. Gluten-free, vegan, fermented primarily with native yeast. Enjoy now or hold up to 5 years.

Pair With: Oysters, scallops, and other shellfish, or herb-crusted roast chicken.

Each vineyard block was separately harvested, by hand, at peak maturity. The grapes were whole-cluster pressed, and then fermented entirely in barrel (82% French oak puncheons, 18% stainless steel barrels) with the majority undergoing only wild, spontaneous fermentation. One quarter of the barrels were also allowed to undergo wild malolactic fermentation. All lots were barrel aged for nine months, on the lees, with lees stirring. The final wine was created by blending together just the very best barrel lots, in order to create a wine of true complexity and elegance.

 

AWARDS:

Double Gold Medal, SIP Northwest Wine Competition

Gold Medal, National Wine Awards of Canada

Silver Medal, International Wine & Spirits Competition