Pinot Blanc, Clos du Soleil, Grower’s Series Chegwin & Baessler, Similkameen Valley VQA, BC, 2012, 12.1% abv, C$20++

Only 185 cases produced of this refreshing gem and we recently opened a bottle on a warm summer Vancouver evening to enjoy with friends. Clos du Soleil is one of my new favourite BC wineries – I have developed a stable of real finds and this is one of them.

I appreciate their commitment to the biodiversity philosophy and attention to organic viticultural practices. And do I ever admire their wines, including this one.

Clear and bright, pale lemon with light legs, on the nose it’s clean with delicately medium minus aromas of stone fruit – apricots and nectarines – lemon rind and a great minerality.

The palate is ever-so-slightly off dry with a medium level of acidity and medium minus alcohol. The body is a plump medium and the medium flavour intensity includes more apricot and nectarine with Okanagan peach, guava, bergamot lime and pink grapefruit. The finish is medium plus.

Balanced with a fresh and lively taste profile, this is WSET Very Good. Refreshing and juicy – beautifully complimentary of our creamy French cheese, soft cheddar and seeded crackers – and such a great deal at only C$19.90.

Nice work.


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