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2015 Reserve Late Harvest Vidal

2015 Reserve Late Harvest Vidal

An early pioneer in the Okanagan Valley, today, Mission Hill Family Estate encompasses a broad spectrum of vineyard estates with more than 30 diverse microclimates. Our c ntinual experimentation, understanding of the soil and clones that best perform in specific areas, and technological investment, have led us to precision farming that is both sustainable and delivers ultra-premium grapes.

Our Reserve wines are handcrafted on the premise of “Selection” – selection in the vineyard and the cellar. We source our fruit from the top 15% of our estate vineyards and 75% of the same vineyard blocks are used to ensure consistency vintage to vintage. 

The illustration on our label is an original architect sketch from Tom Kundig when he and Proprietor Anthony von Mandl were designing the winery. The renowned Bell Tower is the focal point surrounded by the hillside where our winery sits.

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$26.09
/ 375 ml
SKU: 032334
Tasting Notes
A winery exclusive, this luscious Vidal sings with intense flavours of dried apricots and honeyed peaches balanced by the bright, crisp hints of lemon drop. Our Late Harvest Vidal is a delectable wine and is the perfect way to finish a meal.
Winemaker Notes
Varietals
100% Vidal
Harvested
February 2, 2016
Vinification Notes
Our 2015 Late Harvest Vidal was completely sourced from a single vineyard on our estate in Naramata. This bench vineyard benefits from the moderating lake effect that extends the ripening period. The extra hangtime, when the weather conditions are perfect, creates an opportunity for a late harvest wine to be created.
Alcohol %
7.5
TA
7.40 g/L
pH
3.07
Production
The weather in 2015 was pretty close to perfect for grape growing. It began with an early, mild spring, with budburst two weeks early. The mild weather continued and the months of May and June resulted in excellent fruit set. By the time harvest began, the season had broken average heat records! In September, temperatures cooled to near normal, and the rain stayed away providing a long and plentifully harvest which continued into the first couple of weeks of October. Overall, the extended harvest period allowed for uniform ripening and a very nice end to the season.