Mission Hill 2017 Compendium 750ml
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A COMPENDIUM is a compilation of concise items on a subject, in our case, the
combination of soil, climate, clone selection, and hand- harvesting of grape clusters
to create this unique wine. The fruit was selected from specifically designated
blocks within our vineyard estates in 100% Osoyoos where the porous soil forces
the vines to search for nutrients. This struggle results in elegant and luscious
fruit. Following fermentation and extended maceration, this wine was aged for 18
months in French oak barrels. 44 barrels produced.
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.
Intense and graceful, the nose introduces a fine concentration of Cassis and
highlights of cedar, anise, and vanilla bean. The palate shows generous layers of
bramble fruit and licorice followed by subtle nuances of white pepper. This bold
and dense red is incredibly well balanced with fine tannin, elegant structure and a
VARIETALS | Cabernet Sauvignon (62%), Merlot (29%),
Cabernet Franc (9%)
ESTATE | 100% Osoyoos
FERMENTATION | Fermentation & extended maceration in small
French Oak Fermenters
MATURATION | Aged in French oak barrels for 18 months
CELLARING | Optimal until 2030
ABV | 14.6% TA | 6.0 g/L PH | 3.72
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