2017 Fumé Blanc
- Wine Club
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
- All Canadian Wine Championships
- 89 Points
- Gismondi on Wine
- 92 Points
- John Schreiner on Wine
Clos du Soleil's Fumé Blanc is a full-flavoured, aromatic take on Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon.
A beautiful pale-gold in the glass.
The nose of this wine immediately envelops the taster in ripe fruit aromas of grapefruit, apple, pear, and ripe lemons, with notes of gunflint and the beautiful floral notes of lilac in full bloom.
On the palate the wine is full bodied with a rich mouthfeel, incorporating flavours of ripe apples and pears, complex layers of citrus including characteristic varietal flavours of grapefruit, as well as a subtle hint of oak.
- Winemaking Notes
The grapes for this wine were harvested by hand at peak maturity, and then pressed whole cluster. The juice was settled before fermentation and then fermented slowly, at cool temperatures, in stainless steel, with only a light amount of oak contact in order to broaden the mid-palate of this wine. The Sauvignon Blanc was vinified separately from the Sémillon, and then blended prior to bottling, in order to produce a wine that is rich, rounded, and aromatic, with a complex, ripe fruit profile.
- Food Pairing
Crisp and refreshing, this is a wine that is easy to enjoy by itself, but pairs wonderfully with roast poultry, soft cheeses, and is a knock-out with all kinds of seafood!
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