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2017 Reserve Viognier

2017 Reserve 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 continual 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
Tasting Notes
Incredibly aromatic with fresh Okanagan peaches, apricots, and pears complimented by hints of ginger and jasmine flowers. A terrific balance of texture and acidity.
Winemaker Notes
Appellation
Osoyoos West
Harvested
September 28 - October 13, 2017
Vinification Notes
Our 2017 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 and barrels. The concrete eggs have given the wine incredible texture and weight, and the stainless tanks have kept all that amazing apricot and peach fruit.
Aging
75% stainless steel tank, 15% stainless steel barrel, 7% concrete egg, 3% oak barrel
Alcohol %
13.6
TA
6.1 g/L
pH
3.27
Production
The 2017 growing season started later than anticipated due to a cool, wet spring. The late start resulted in a lower yield than expected but that reduced yield, along with a warm, dry summer, resulted in small, concentrated berries that produced wines of exceptional depth and intensity.