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Terroir Collection No.17 Silver Ranch Riesling Icewine

No.17 Silver Ranch Riesling Icewine

Okanagan Valley

Cellar Door Price $100.00

Riesling 100.0%
Alcohol 7.5%
PH 3.3
Acidity Tartaric 11.6
Residual Sugar (G/L) 357.0
Full Cases (of 12) Produced 463

At Mission Hill Family Estate, handcrafting Icewine is definitely a labour of love considering the below freezing temperatures and early morning start to harvest the frozen grapes. The reward is immeasurable. An exceptional wine that can be enjoyed now, or cellared over the next 5-10 years. We named this wine Silver Ranch because, depending on where one is standing in the vineyard, one can see the canal in Black Sage that, in the winter, appears silver as does Lake Okanagan. Early explorers went along trade routes that traipsed through these vineyards and often used this area for winter camps. Image No.17 is the perfect example of what our viticultural team faces when picking these grapes – vines covered in snow and ice. Their frozen nature turning into a beautiful and delicate masterpiece.

Growing Conditions

Elevation: 320m – 420m

Estate: Black Sage Bench (83%) and Mission Hill Road (17%)

Clonal Selection: French clone 49, German clone 198

Canopy: Vertical shoot positioned; cane pruned.

Soil: Steep vineyards with a southeast aspect. Moderately coarse glacial till capped with Aeolian material that is sandy loam in texture.

Climate: Benefits from lake proximity.

Harvest

Dates: 21-22 November 2013

Hand harvested at -13°C.

Nose

Honeyed mandarin, quince, ripe apricots, and wildflower aromatics.

Palate

Balanced with Meyer lemon acidity and an unctuous, creamy mouthfeel.


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