TGIF Wine Chat with Clos du Soleil
As each day continues to blend into the next, we are doing our best to liven things up for you! Don’t let the joy of Fridays and weekend wine slip away… join us for TGIF Wine Chat, a now-regular occurrence here at Clos du Soleil.
Our next online foray into wine tasting and weekend wine chatter will feature winemaker Michael Clark and Vancouver’s Nightingale Restaurant Wine Director Chris Rielly. Details as follows:
WHEN: Friday May 15th, 7pm PST
WHERE: Instagram Live – @closdusoleilwinery
WHAT: A tasting of our top selling summer sippers: Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris & Rosé, as well as general weekend wine musings.
WHO: Chris Rielly, top Sommelier and wine director at Vancouver’s award-winning Nightingale Restaurant, will join Clos du Soleil winemaker Michael Clark in a tasting of some of our top-selling summer sippers and patio favourites ~ Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris & Rosé ~ as well as a general, and generally entertaining, chat about wine.
BUY THE WINES: You can buy the wines we will be tasting in our online store ~ free shipping on all orders & 10% discount on orders of 6+ bottles. (Please note that while we will do our best to get the wines to you in time for the tasting, some lead time is required if you purchase your wines for the tasting this way.)
MORE ABOUT CHRIS RIELLY, WINE DIRECTOR AT VANCOUVER’S AWARD-WINNING NIGHTINGALE RESTAURANT
Chris Rielly is the Wine Director at Nightingale Restaurant, located in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. Along with Nightingale’s accomplished Wine Team, Chris has Directed a Wine Program that has received the coveted Platinum Wine Award Distinction for Wine Excellence, from the Vancouver International Festival over the last two years.
Chris hails from the Switzerland of Canada, Kaslo BC (a village in the West Kootenays) and has been in the Food and Beverage industry since he was 12 years old. Chris is a certified Sommelier by the WSET, and is on the final lap of his WSET Diploma.
MORE ABOUT THE FEATURED CLOS DU SOLEIL WINES
PINOT BLANC: A long-time fan-favourite at Clos du Soleil, our Pinot Blanc hails from a vineyard on the Middle Bench Road in Keremeos. Expect an elegantly-expressed palate of crunchy, sun-ripened apple and pear, some citrus notes, and just a hint of spicy pepper. Perfectly balanced, light, clean and soft, this is a wine flush with the flavours of the Similkameen summertime. Buy Pinot Blanc here
PINOT GRIS: The fruit quality for our Pinot Gris was excellent so the winemaking focused on preserving that which nature gave us. Look for dense, delicious flavours of ripe nectarine, pear and crisp apple. It has a fine-grained texture in the mouth, leading into a long, juicy finish of soft stone-fruit flavours complemented with zingy citrus acidity. Buy Pinot Gris here
ROSÉ: The Malbec grapes for this Rosé were grown specifically for this wine, on a steep southern-facing slope of Clos du Soleil’s La Côte Vineyard on the Upper Bench of the Similkameen Valley. The flavours dance across the palate with a swirling blend of wild strawberries, cranberries, ripe cherries, and lime zest. Soft on the palate, but crisp, dry and with a long finish. This 100% Malbec Rosé is delicate, uplifting and food-friendly – everything a Rosé should be. Buy Rosé here