Quatrain 2014

Mission Hill Family Estate

Quatrain
2014

$85.25

* Suggested retail price
Product code
14574769
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
SAQ Specialty by lot
Status
Available
Country
Canada
Regulated designation
Vintners quality alliance (VQA)
Region
British Columbia
Subregion
Okanagan Valley
Varietal(s)
Merlot 44 %
Syrah 28 %
Cabarnet-Franc 14 %
Cabenet Sauvignon 14 %
Alcohol percentage
14.5%
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
CORK-Natural
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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

QUATRAIN is four lines of verse that we interpret as four varietals giving balance and structure to this wine. We painstakingly managed each vine from distinct blocks to ensure perfect ripeness and opulent flavours from our vineyard estates in eastern Osoyoos (87%) and the Black Sage Bench in Oliver (13%). This unique cuvée was fermented in small, specially designed French oak fermenters.

Winemaking notes

2014 started well and was near perfect. Winter and spring rains followed by encouraging July weather allowed the vines to focus on berry-set and growing bunches. Cooler autumn months along with further assistance by rigorous leaf plucking and bunch thinning helped promote distinct varietal flavours. When the Okanagan's warmest and driest growing season concluded, it was judged as challenging but ultimately rewarding.

Tasting notes

Ripe plum and dark cherry with hints of vanilla, black pepper and a touch of licorice.