Mission Hill Riesling Icewine Reserve (half-bottle) 2003 Front Label
Mission Hill Riesling Icewine Reserve (half-bottle) 2003 Front Label

Mission Hill Riesling Icewine Reserve (half-bottle) 2003

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        Naturally frozen on the vine, grapes destined for Icewine production are painstakingly hand harvested at temperatures of -8 C or colder. As the frozen grapes are pressed, only a few precious drops of concentrated juice are obtained. t Mission Hill Family Estate, Icewine isn't made every year. We wait for Mother Nature's blessing. Under the watchful eye of winemaker John Simes, the grapes are harvested and turned into a delicately balanced aromatic wine. Technically challenging, time consuming and very risky, Icewine is truly an art and is considered to be a delicacy world wide.

        Greeting the palate is a blast of pure apricot fruit supported by flavours of lemon-lime, green apple, guava and praline. The vibrant, tightly wound structure keeps this elegant wine focussed and long.

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        Mission Hill Family Estate, Canada
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        Mission Hill Family Estate is situated in the heart of British Columbia's breathtaking Okanagan Valley wine country, one of the Pacific Northwest's undiscovered gems. Mission Hill's award-winning wines are a celebration of this unique terroir.

        In the vineyards, a combination of science and intuition drives the selection of grape varietals best suited to the Okanagan Valley's diverse microclimates. Investments in technology, irrigation systems, frost protection and weather stations are all designed to encourage the production of premium fruit. Complete control of the process from planting to harvest is essential. At the winery, new presses, expanded barrel aging capacity and new temperature controlled underground cellars ferment and carefully age the wine under optimum conditions.

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        With a cool climate suitable for more than just icewine production, Canada is also home to excellent dry, still and sparkling wines. Most viticulture is based in Ontario on the east coast and British Columbia on the west coast. Because of the high risk of winter freeze and spring frost, plantings are typically centered on large bodies of water to take advantage of their temperature moderating effects.

        In Ontario, particularly on the Niagara Peninsula, aromatic white varieties like Riesling and Gewürztraminer are most successful. Many wineries produce both dry and semi-dry versions. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gamay, and Cabernet Franc perform nicely here as well. For icewine, French-American hybrid variety, Vidal, is popular. In British Columbia, many of the same grapes are grown, but there is also a significant emphasis on Bordeaux varieties—especially Merlot.

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        Apart from the classics, we find many regional gems of different styles.

        Late harvest wines are probably the easiest to understand. Grapes are picked so late that the sugars build up and residual sugar remains after the fermentation process. Ice wine, a style founded in Germany and there referred to as eiswein, is an extreme late harvest wine, produced from grapes frozen on the vine, and pressed while still frozen, resulting in a higher concentration of sugar. It is becoming a specialty of Canada as well, where it takes on the English name of ice wine.

        Vin Santo, literally “holy wine,” is a Tuscan sweet wine made from drying the local white grapes Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia in the winery and not pressing until somewhere between November and March.

        Rutherglen is an historic wine region in northeast Victoria, Australia, famous for its fortified Topaque and Muscat with complex tawny characteristics.

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