Mission Hill Riesling Icewine Reserve 2006

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This is an ice wine from one of the great Canadian wineries located in British Columbia, Mission Hill. Making Riesling is always a gamble. You leav... Read more

Mission Hill has Riesling in vineyards throughout the Okanagan, including a plot just below the winery on the slope of Mount Boucherie. This gives ... Read more

The Okanagan Valley has experienced its own Riesling Renaissance, with evermore serious Rieslings (as opposed to simple Blue Nun clones) emerging f... Read more

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External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
05/13/2008

This is an ice wine from one of the great Canadian wineries located in British Columbia, Mission Hill. Making Riesling is always a gamble. You leave your perfectly ripened grapes in the vineyard only to wait until the first freeze of the winter comes to quickly whisk the fruit away to press.


External Review
Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

Mission Hill has Riesling in vineyards throughout the Okanagan, including a plot just below the winery on the slope of Mount Boucherie. This gives the winemaking team options on where to source the best fruit and on blending several lots for more complexity. The winery also produces icewines for several of its tiers of wine, doing it so well that a value-priced Vidal icewine for its popular Prospect Wine Company brand won gold at the recent British Columbia icewine festival. While Vidal is the most common grape for Canadian icewine, Riesling is generally considered the class of the field, both in Canada and in Germany. Riesling’s occasionally piercing acidity is the necessary counterpart to all the sugar, lending elegance and balance to the wine. This wine, gold in hue, has rich aromas of apricots, honey and raisins. This carries through to flavours of tangerine, apricot and honey, the latter reflecting the 298 grams of natural sugar per litre. The label does not disclose the remaining acidity but there is enough to give the wine a long, tangy finish. 90 points.


External Review
Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

The Okanagan Valley has experienced its own Riesling Renaissance, with evermore serious Rieslings (as opposed to simple Blue Nun clones) emerging from an ever larger number of wineries. With the consulting input of Fritz Hasselbach, a leading German Riesling producer, Mission Hill has joined the ranks those making finely crafted Riesling in British Columbia. Mission Hill grows Riesling in several of its vineyards, including the attractive vineyard not far from the winery, (also used to make icewines), located on the slope of Mt. Boucherie, which is thought to be an extinct volcano. This wine has attractive aromas of lime and minerals, with citrus flavours, but also notes of peaches. The fine backbone of minerals reflects the complex terroir (volcanic soil). The wine, with good but not searing acidity, has a refreshing, dry finish. Ready now, this wine also will age very well. 89



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