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Mission Hill Terroir Collection No. 43 Pinot Noirtext
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16¾/20

Mission Hill Terroir Collection No. 43 Pinot Noir 2016

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe folks at Decanter loved the 2015 version of this wine and Mission Hill winemaker Darren Brooker is equally enamoured with this 2016; I don’t blame him. Two blocks make up the wine, using fruit that used to go into the very good reserve tier at Mission Hill, and located on the brow of Mt. Boucherie, an inactive volcano in West Kelowna. This mixes clone 115 from West Kelowna and 777 from the east side. The wine is delicious, and refreshing to see how refined pinot noir has become in BC in such a brief period of time. Look for slight tannins, rich, showy black cherry fruit and spicy flavours with a silky mouth-filling texture. This wine is unfiltered, unfined, native fermented and spends about 14 months in French oak barrels. Of note, the Terroir Collection showcases the Okanagan Valley's unique microclimates and represents a tiny three percent of the top estate fruit.Tasted: 30 August 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 43.49 winery direct and club members Producer: Mission Hill Family EstateDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Pinot NoirUPC: 776545991409