If you love Clos du Soleil as much as we do you will be excited to know they are participating in our #ShiptoSip campaign with some super offers for #bcwine lovers. The wines are also our personal recommendations and #FavouriteThings.
We are offering free shipping on all orders to all provinces where we currently ship to. No coupon code is required – free shipping is automatically applied at checkout. Free shipping is valid until further notice.
We are offering a 10% case discount on all orders of 6 or more bottles. No coupon code is required – 10% discount is automatically applied at checkout to orders which qualify. This case discount is valid until further notice.
Clos du Soleil Signature 2016
Signature is our flagship blend of red Bordeaux varieties, produced by hand, and aged for 15 months in French oak barrels. The 2016 vintage is the product of a long growing season of more moderate temperatures and was perfect for producing this classically styled iconic wine. Enjoyable in its youth, the balance and structure of this wine will ensure its ability to age for many years.
The taster is enveloped in a dense aromatic profile of raspberry and blackberry, with hints of cassis bud and violet.
On the palate the wine is layered with flavours of sun-ripened cherries, raspberry, cassis, mint and blackberry, with complex notes of graphite, sagebrush and pepper and a delightful freshness. Structure is provided by the soft but full tannins, and a stony mineral quality to the long finish.
Our winemaking philosophy is to treat our grapes gently and with respect, in order to produce complex, age worthy wines that showcase the very best expression of the Similkameen Valley terroir. Each vineyard block was harvested separately, by hand, when judged to be at optimal maturity. The grapes were then gently destemmed, crushed, and fermented in concrete tanks following a moderate cold-soak. The wines were fermented using only native wild yeasts to reinforce terroir expression. After a gentle pressing the wines were aged for 15 months in 100% French oak barrels. Only the barrels showing the greatest complexity, depth and elegance were selected for our Signature blend. Simplicity and a light hand in the winery have allowed us to deliver a wine which speaks of the beauty of our land.
Michael Clark – Winemaker
Clos du Soleil Winemaker’s Series Pinot Gris 2019
Vineyard Sources: Whispered Secret Vineyard, Keremeos, Similkameen Valley, BC
Varieties: 100% Pinot Gris
A rich, ripe expression of Pinot Gris, on the nose this wine presents the taster with aromas of ripe nectarine skin, fresh pear juice and lemon zest. On the palate the wine is dense with 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. The firm structure but concentration of ripe fruit flavours means this wine is easy to enjoy by itself, but is equally an excellent food wine: summer salads, chicken with poached pears, or glazed pork would all be excellent pairings.
The grapes for this wine were grown on our Whispered Secret Vineyard, a cooler site on the south side of the valley, ideal for flavour development while maintaining beautiful acidity. The fruit quality was excellent so the winemaking focused on preserving that which nature gave us. We pressed the fruit whole-cluster immediately after hand-harvesting, and fermented it in a combination of stainless steel barrels, tanks, and French oak puncheons. The slow fermentation lasted for over a month, and then the wine was aged on the lees for a further 3 months. Other than a light filtration prior to bottling, nothing else was done to this wine – just as nature intended it!
Michael Clark – Winemaker
Clos du Soleil Rose 2019
This delicate and complex Rosé wine greets the taster with aromas of rose petals, cherry, and pomegranate. 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. It makes a perfect pairing with salmon, roasted chicken, soft cheeses, or just a sunny day and a picnic blanket.
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. From a winemaking perspective the focus was on gentle-handling of the juice and wine, to protect the beautiful flavours and aromas. After harvesting the grapes were destemmed and very lightly crushed, then soaked under dry ice for 6 hours. This was followed by gentle pressing, and then fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Oxygen contact was kept to a minimum, and the fermentation was slow and cool. The wine was aged on its lees and not handled again until a light filtration just prior to bottling.
Michael Clark – Winemaker
Live locally, or passing through our valley? Call, text or email us for our new DRIVE-THROUGH pickup service.
How it works:
⥂ Send your order through using contact details below, giving 24 hours notice;
⥂ We will watch for you or you can text us when you arrive;
⥂ Our staff will carry out your wine and load it into your car.
You are, of course, welcome to get out and wander in our vineyard if you need to stretch your legs, or you don’t need to get out of your car at all!
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Tasting notes, bottles shots and feature image courtesy of the winery.