We may be biased, but every vintage is our favourite vintage. Which is why, sad as we are to say goodbye to our sold out 2016 Fumé Blanc and 2015 Syrah, we are so very excited to introduce to you our 2017 and 2016 vintages respectively!
Adding to our excitement is the release of our small batch, limited edition, members only Béton – a wine you really have to taste to believe. Join our Soleil 160 Wine Club now to see what we mean.
We can’t wait to share these wines with you. À votre santé.
ABOUT THE WINES
Fumé Blanc 2017
“This is the wine I drink myself on warm summer evenings on our back deck. Crisp, balanced, with layers of tropical fruit, this is a wine that pleases almost everybody. Barbecued shrimp, and maybe some fresh fruit and a glass of this wine! Having made this wine, what is remarkable is how these flavours and aromas are really unchanged from the time the grapes were harvested – the wine in the glass smells just like that freshly harvested fruit coming in from the vineyard.” Mike Clark, Clos du Soleil Winemaker
“Syrah has this spicy berry character that so many people love, but this bottle has a stony character that screams ‘Similkameen Valley.’ It really speaks to what I try to do with all of my wines: namely a very light touch in the winery, so that the land itself can shine through in the finished product.” Mike Clark, Clos du Soleil Winemaker
“I’m so pleased to be able to share this special wine with our club members. Every coin has two sides, and this bottling shows the ‘other side of the coin’. Barrel aging is an important process at Clos du Soleil, but, by contrast, this special bottle demonstrates the impact of 100% concrete elevage (‘elevage’ being a French term for the active process of developing and maturing a wine) and it serves to beautifully highlight the mineral character in Similkameen fruit. It is the concrete aging that helps the wine showcase its terroir, and I’m very pleased with the result. Moreover it’s delicious!” Mike Clark, Clos du Soleil Winemaker