Reserve Merlot 2017

Mission Hill Family Estate

Reserve Merlot
2017

$25.15

* Suggested retail price
Product code
14404891
Format
12 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 100 %
Alcohol percentage
14.9%
Color
Red
Closure type
CORK-Natural
Total acidity
5.8 g/l
PH
3.67
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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 2017 Reserve Merlot was grown in two of our estate vineyards. Osoyoos, the region’s most southern area, is comprised of arid benchlands that benefit from the lake’s effect providing the region with more than 200 frost-free days. This warm climate allows our Bordeaux varietals to completely ripen for full flavour. The Oliver Vineyard estate is a diverse vineyard with more than 60 different individual blocks

Winemaking notes

The 2017 harvest, lasting 66 days, was one of extremes. The harvest started later than anticipated, with a cool, wet spring. However, a record-breaking dry spell followed in July and August, with temperatures well above seasonal norms. This warm, dry summer resulted in a crop of small, concentrated berries that should produce wines of exceptional depth and intensity. The harvest concluded on October 30, yielding a crop reminiscent of the incredible 2009 vintage.

Tasting notes

Full-bodied and well structured, with wild blackberry, plum and hints of dark cherry on the nose. Elegant palate, with lingering notes of ripe fruit supported by balanced tannins.