A trio of Silver medals comes to Clos du Soleil’s trophy case.
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Keremeos, BC (May 28, 2018)
Clos du Soleil Winery has been notified that all three wines that they submitted to the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards have come back with medals. The 2016 Capella, 2014 Signature, and the 2013 Estate Reserve Red all returned with Silver medals. Winemaker and Managing Director Michael Clark said, “It is always gratifying to receive international recognition for our wines, especially from a competition of the caliber of the Decanter World Wine Awards.”
Along with the trio of Silver medals, the wines were also awarded point scores by the judges. Both Signature and Capella received 90 points while the Estate Reserve Red was rated at 91 points. All three winning wines have previous international recognition from wine critics and competitions in the past. Both Capella and Estate Reserve Red recently returned with Silver medals from the International Wine and Spirits Competition from London, UK. In addition, the Estate Reserve Red has also received a high 17.5 point score from Richard Hemming MW in reviews on JancisRobinson.com. These wines are all able to compete handily on the international stage.
This competition marks a rare occurrence when multiple awards are received simultaneously. Clark adds, “I feel that winning a Silver medal for every wine we entered this year really speaks to the consistency in quality across Clos du Soleil’s offerings.” This is not the first time that the two flagship wines have returned with the same medals. Both previous vintages were awarded Double-Gold medals at SIP Northwest Magazine’s “Best of the Northwest” competition in late 2017. To Clark, this is a testament to the unique terroir where these grapes are grown. “We take terroir expression very seriously, and so to see our wines competing with the very best from around the world speaks to the special character of our Similkameen Valley appellation.”
All three wines are current vintages and are all available from the winery’s website and at fine wine retail stores in your area.
About Clos du Soleil Winery
Clos du Soleil is an artisanal winery and estate vineyard in Keremeos, BC and is located on the Upper Bench of the southern Similkameen Valley in British Columbia, Canada. We produce ultra-premium quality wines, borrowing an aesthetic derived from the great wines of Bordeaux, but stamped with the flavours and aromas of our particular piece of rocky Similkameen land. Through traditional winemaking techniques, informed by research, but adhering to the philosophies of minimal-interventionist winemaking and biodynamic viticulture, we produce wines that are complex and classic, age-worthy and elegant.
About the Decanter World Wine Awards
Now in its 15th year, the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is the world’s largest and most influential wine competition. Judged by the top wine experts from around the globe, the DWWA is trusted internationally for its rigorous judging process.
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Clos du Soleil Winery
2568 Upper Bench Road