Together with one of our most favourite wineries, Clos du Soleil, WineCollective has put together a mixed wines selection now available through our online store. This package includes one bottle of the 2012 Rose, two bottles of the 2011 Celestial and one bottle of the 2010 Signature.
Why love Clos du Soleil?
First of all, Clos du Soleil is a small artisan and Canadian winery! Located in the Similkameen Valley, Clos du Soleil is placed on the highest elevations of the Okanagan. Being 1300 feet higher than everyone else gives Clos du Soleil vineyards much cooler evenings, yet the hot desert heat of the Okanagan summer still reaches the upper Similkameen Valley. This area is also recognized as one of the newest wine appellations in the world.
Clos du Soleil is focused on super-premium quality wines, produced with a Bordeaux style. The winery says they are “where Old World elegance meets with a little New World/Canadian oomph.” Clos du Soleil wines are very rare with limited distribution to select restaurants and stores in Alberta and B.C. If you live in Canada’s central, east and north destinations, this is your chance to taste the wines of Clos du Soleil.
Canadian winemaker, Ann Sperling takes part in the Clos du Soleil team as winemaker and viticulturist. Her 30 years of experience that began at Sperling Vineyards has taken her around the world with her latest project, Versado in Mendoza, Argentina.
Mixed Wines Package
Varietals: 41% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec. Alcohol: 14.2%. Production: 275 cases.
From the producer: “This superb blend is a true contender for B.C.’s place on the world stage of premium red wine. Unfiltered and unfined, there are notes of cassis and blackberry that greet the nose. They are echoed on the palate with a soft note of oak that complements the dark berry fruit balanced with good acidity and black plum freshness. Decanting this wine opens up multiple layers of ripe black fruits in addition to darker essences of cocoa and espresso. The finish is long and leaves you pondering the complexity of this very structured wine”
92 points – WineScores | 91 points – John Schreiner
Varietals: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Alcohol: 12.2%. Production: 550 cases.
From the producer: “This rosé, made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from 15 year-old vines, is a perfect everyday wine. The nose begins with sun kissed fresh strawberry, cranberry and vanilla bean. On the palate the sweet fruit continues with the addition of raspberries. A full mouth feel and long length make this a perfect food wine. It is summer in a bottle.”
92 points | John Schreiner
“This wine puts Clos du Soleil in the top tier of Rosé producers in British Columbia.” – The best Rosé 2013. Okanagan Spring Wine Festival
Varietals: 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot. Alcohol: 14%. Production: 250 cases
From the producer: “The 18 months spent in French oak barriques gives it structure and a glimmer of spice. It opens up to bright notes of strawberry and sweet red cherries, with rich hints of espresso and chocolate. In the mouth it’s plummy, full and round; nicely framed by well-integrated, grainy tannins and weight. There is a long finish, and although very good today, it will reward patience in the cellar.”
“The wine begins with aromas of red fruit and vanilla. On the generous palate, there are flavours of cherries, plum, chocolate and tobacco, with long ripe tannins.”
90 points – John Schreiner
We also invite you to visit their Soleil 160 Wine Club to purchase more exclusive wines at a discount. The Soleil 160 Club offers members exceptional wines beyond the Signature, Celestial and Rosé at exceptional prices, as well as opportunities only available to their club subscribers.
We are eager for WineCollective members to get a glance of all that Clos du Soleil has to offer. Retail price for this selection is over $140, but for WineCollective members, we are happy to discount the Clos du Soleil package for $116.49. This package will also include tasting notes on the three wines. If not for yourself, the Clos du Soleil package makes a great gift for the upcoming holiday season. Call us today to arrange your order as a gift purchase.
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