Estate Reserve

2015 Estate Reserve White

Retail
$59.90
Wine Club
$53.91
Varieties
Sauvignon Blanc
Semillon
Vintage
2015
Country
Canada
Region
Similkameen
Alcohol
13.3%
Bottle size
750 mL
Description

Clos du Soleil’s Estate Reserve White is a true “vin de terroir” - a wine which speaks directly of the soil on which it was grown.

Nose

On the nose the wine is a dense assemblage of lime peel, wet stone, and grapefruit aromas. It is precise and piercing.

Mouth

On the palate the wines opens up more broadly: bone dry, and yet rich with grapefruit, green apple, and lime juice, with a vibrant mineral streak and a long, lingering finish. The firm structure will allow this to age for years. This elegant wine is the definition of the wind-swept and stony Similkameen Valley.

Body

full

Winemaking Notes

The winemaking process for this wine was entirely about letting the special terroir from which this fruit hails shine through. As such, it was barrel fermented with only spontaneous, wild yeast and with a long, slow fermentation that lasted almost 7 weeks, maximizing complexity in this wine. It was subsequently aged in barrel for 6 months sur lie, undergoing malolactic fermentation with occasional lees stirring. The wine was bottled entirely unfiltered and unfined. The result is a unique and pure expression of stony Similkameen soil.