Estate Series Pinot Gris 2016

Mission Hill Family Estate

Estate Series Pinot Gris
2016

$19.20

* Suggested retail price
Product code
13669230
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Private import
Status
Not available
Country
Canada
Regulated designation
Vintners quality alliance (VQA)
Region
British Columbia
Subregion
Okanagan Valley, Kelowna
Varietal(s)
Pinot Gris 100 %
Color
White
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Screw Cap
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About this winery

Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve wines are elegant and balanced, reflecting our passion and commitment to viticultural and winemaking excellence. The limited quantity wines are produced from select vineyard properties and showcase the distinctiveness of the world-renowned Okanagan Valley.

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Tasting notes

A testament to the right fruit planted in the right terroir, this wine is sourced from three unique Estate vineyards that see temperature swings that yield ripe fruit with bright acidity. The wine opens with aromas of Asian spice leading into pear and ginger. Yellow peach flavours dance on the palate with lemon and lime, resulting in a wine with enticing harmony. In a word – crisp.

Viticultural notes

For many Okanagan vintners, 2016 extends a run of exceptional years to four in a row. The weather was ‘optimal’ with an early start to the season. April and May were warmer than average and bud break was three weeks early! The lack of heat waves in the summer kept sugar levels and phenolic maturity in sync so that ripening progressed slowly and predictably.The berries were firm and had perfectly healthy skins and therefore vivid, deep flavours, great acidity and excellent freshness. November 9th marked the final day of our longest recorded harvest – 76 days.