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2017 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

2017 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

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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/ 750 ml
SKU: 388629
Tasting Notes
Bright tropical fruit with crisp notes of lime and lemongrass compliment the fresh and balanced acidity. A favourite to begin nearly any occasion.
Winemaker Notes
Harvested
September 2017
Vinification Notes
Our 2017 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc was grown in our estate vineyards - Black Sage Bench. Each vineyard has a distinct microclimate lending unique flavour characteristics to the varietal before it becomes part of the final blend. The Oliver Vineyard, first planted in 1996, is a diverse vineyard with more than 60 different individual blocks affording us an amazing array of premium quality fruit.
Aging
30% fermented in French oak for 5 months (15% new)
Alcohol %
12.8
TA
6.7 g/L
pH
3.03
Production
The 2017 harvest, lasting 66 days, was one of extremes. The harvest started later than anticipated, with a cool, wet spring. However, a record-breaking dry spell followed in July and August, with temperatures well above seasonal norms. This warm, dry summer resulted in a crop of small, concentrated berries that should produce wines of exceptional depth and intensity. The harvest concluded on October 30, yielding a crop reminiscent of the incredible 2009 vintage.
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