2013 Silver Ranch Riesling Icewine
Honeyed mandarin, quince, ripe apricots, and floral aromatics balanced with Meyer lemon acidity and an unctuous, creamy mouthfeel.
Food Pairing Notes
Mirabell plum tart or lemon verdena pudding tartlet.
French Clone 49, German Clone 198
November 21st and 22nd, 2013. Hand-harvested at -13°C
We named this wine Silver Ranch because, depending on where one is standing in the vineyard, one can see the canal in Black Sage that, in the winter, appears silver as does Lake Okanagan. Early explorers went along trade routes that traipsed through these vineyards and often used this area for winter camps. At Mission Hill Family Estate, handcrafting Icewine is definitely a labour of love considering the below freezing temperatures and early morning start to harvest the frozen grapes. The reward is immeasurable. An exceptional wine that can be enjoyed now, or cellared over the next 5 years.