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2015 Reserve Limited Edition Viognier

2015 Reserve Limited Edition Viognier

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: 201731-15
Tasting Notes
This delightful Limited Edition Viognier has intense aromatic notes of jasmine and dried apricots. A full-bodied white wine with flavours of warm summer peaches and hints of candied ginger, it is a wine that stimulates all the senses!
Winemaker Notes
Varietals
100% Viognier
Harvested
September 2015
Vinification Notes
Our 2015 Limited Edition Reserve Viognier was farmed from a single vineyard estate in West Osoyoos where the semi-arid climate and desert-like condition provide an ideal environment for grapes with a high skin-to-juice ratio. The result is vibrant flavor and intensity. After a gentle pressing we fermented the Viognier in a mixture of concrete eggs, oak barrels, and stainless steel tanks. The concrete eggs have given the wine incredible texture and weight, the oak barrels have added more texture and a little spice, and the stainless tanks have kept all that amazing apricot and melon fruit. At this point, looking at all the wines in the Mission Hill cellar, Viognier is the pick of the white wines from the 2015 harvest.
Aging
7.5% Concrete Egg, 2.5% used French oak, 90% stainless stell
Alcohol %
14.5
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.