Mission Hill Reserve Shiraz 2018

Mission Hill Family Estate

Mission Hill Reserve Shiraz
2018

$28.15

* Suggested retail price
Product code
10960857
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
SAQ Specialty by lot
Status
Store Only
Type of product
Still Wine
Country
Canada
Regulated designation
Vintners quality alliance (VQA)
Region
British Columbia
Subregion
Okanagan Valley
Varietal(s)
Shiraz 100 %
Alcohol percentage
14%
Color
Red
Closure type
Metal 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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Product notes

Our 2018 Reserve Shiraz was grown on our estate vineyard along the Black Sage Bench. A diverse vineyard, with more than 60 different individual blocks affording us an amazing array of premium quality fruit. It’s arid benchlands and warm climate allow the grapes to completely ripen for a full, complex flavour.

Production notes

The 2018 harvest began earlier than anticipated due to above average growing degree days in the spring. Summer arrived with cooler temperatures, encouraging the fruit to develop beautiful acidity and allowing more time for full flavour retention. One of the coolest Septembers on record followed, slowing down the sugar accumulation and allowing the fruit to fully develop phenologically. Harvest concluded on November 8, with the extended season yielding a crop of uniformly ripened fruit with mouthwatering freshness and acidity.

Tasting notes

Dense and rich on the nose with blackberry, ripe plum and nuances of white pepper. Elegantly structured on the palate with tremendous length and intensity through the finish.