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2015 Reserve Pinot Noir

2015 Reserve Pinot Noir

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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SKU: 584581
Tasting Notes
Characteristically charming, our Reserve Pinot Noir dances with layers of wild berries and plush black cherry that evolve into complex flavours of liquorice and spice.
Food Pairing Notes
Pairs well with goose, swordfish, quail, turkey, Gruyere, Comte and Brie.


 

Winemaker Notes
Varietals
100% Pinot Noir
Harvested
September and October 2015
Vinification Notes
Our 2015 Reserve Pinot Noir was farmed from our five estate vineyards - Lakeshore, Mission Hill Road, Naramata, Oliver and Osoyoos. The Lakeshore Vineyard in East Kelowna, first planted in 1994, is on a steep hillside that enjoys the lake’s moderating influence and is ideally suited for this varietal. Naramata Ranch is a winemaker’s dream with undulating elevations, multiple soil types and clones to select from, individualized blocks, and spectacular views. While Mission Hill Road, perched on the brow of Mt. Boucherie, an inactive volcano, has steep, hillside vineyards with a southeast aspect. Our winemaker also sourced grapes from the southern Okanagan in our diverse vineyards in Oliver and Osoyoos for this wine.
Aging
10 months in French oak
Alcohol %
13.9
TA
5.6 g/L
pH
3.57
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.