Four Stunning Wines from Mission Hill Winery to Buy Now
A few weeks ago, thanks to Mission Hill’s team, I had the chance, along with the Gentologie team, to taste four stunning wines from Mission Hill Winery. Discover them with me.
The Wines from Mission Hill Winery
Exhilarat!on Brut Rosé
From a microclimate in the majestic Okanagan Valley, its name literally means euphoria, its vinification gives it a refreshing acidity and it brings contentment. Delicate, this sparkling rosé is full of orchard fruits, raspberries, honeydew melon, peach; it is floral, coming from a method in closed vats, and slightly creamy on the finish. For the aperitif, it is the perfect companion to a burrata with cherry tomatoes and strawberries or melon prosciutto. Effervescent.
Varietal: Pinot noir 100 %
Mission Hill Réserve Rosé 2021
Continuing with a bold and elegant rosé is a sensible idea. Here predominate red cherry, strawberries and melon. Vinified in stainless steel vats, a certain purity and freshness characterize it. The fruit is crunchy and would be sublime with sushi or tapas. Tip, take it out of the fridge about ten minutes before serving to enhance the flavours. Invigorating.
Varietal: Merlot, Shiraz et Pinot noir
Mission Hill Family Réserve Sauvignon Blanc 2021
The illustration of the label is an original architect’s sketch by Tom Kundig when he and owner Anthony von Mandl were designing the cellar. The famous bell tower is the focal point surrounded by the hill where the winery is located. Green apple, pear, lemon lime, lychee, cut herbs, honeysuckle, boxwood, and freshness characterize it. Shrimp fettuccine sauce with cream, mussels or clams in white wine, asparagus or Brussels sprouts, clam chowder. Also, take it out of the fridge about ten minutes before serving. Sparkling.
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Mission Hill Meritage Reserve Vallée de l’Okanagan 2020
This red wine was grown at two of their presti vineyards, Black Sage Bench in Oliver and Osoyoos. Black Sage Bench is an incredibly diverse and quality vineyard. Osoyoos, the southernmost area of the region, is made up of arid banks that benefit from the effect of the lake giving the region more than 200 frost-free days. This warm climate allows Bordeaux grape varieties to fully ripen for full flavour. The result, a symphony of small black fruits, cherries, blackcurrants, cocoa, mauve flowers; woody (15 months in oak barrels) with present tannins, it is heady and long in the mouth. Tip: serve it at 15–16 degrees C. A decanter has given it wings. Grilled beef or lamb, grilled vegetables. . . Powerful.
Cépages: Cabernet Franc 39 %, Merlot 38 %, Cabernet-Sauvignon 20 % et Petit Verdot 3 %
Thank you once again to the wines from Mission Hill Winery for the wines having been used for this superb tasting. Remember to consume responsibly. If you would like to join us for a future tasting, do not hesitate to write to us.