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 grapeclusters to create this unique wine. The fruit was selected from specificallydesignated blocks within our vineyard estates in Osoyoos (95%) and Oliver (5%)where the porous soil forces the vines to search for nutrients. This struggle resultsin elegant and luscious fruit. Following fermentation and extended maceration,this wine was aged for 14 months in French oak barrels. 103 barrels produced.Add to cart
2012 QUATRAIN is four lines of verse that we interpret as four varietals giving balanceand structure to this wine. We painstakingly managed each vine from distinctblocks to ensure perfect ripeness and opulent flavours from our vineyard estates ineastern Osoyoos (80%) and the Black Sage Bench in Oliver (20%). This uniquecuvée was fermented in small, specially designed French oak fermenters. It wasaged in French oak barrels for 14 months. 82 barrels produced.Add to cart
An OCULUS was first used by the Romans in buildings like the Pantheon – a window in a dome orwall to the outside. At Mission Hill, our oculus provides the only natural light into our underground barrel cellar, blasted out of volcanic rock that is otherwise hidden from the world. Our complex Oculus Bordeaux-style wine is the result of meticulous selection in the vineyard estate with grapes that have been specifically nurtured for this rare wine. Hand-sorted grapes are gravity-filled into specially constructed French oak fermenters before gently laying the wine to rest in individual barrels. Rich and powerful, this wine was sourced from designated Oculus blocks in our eastern Osoyoos (94%) and Oliver (6%) vineyard estates from low-yielding vines. Aged 14 months in small French oak barrels followed by an additional 15 months in bottle prior to release. 76 barrels produced.
2013 PERPETUA means long-lasting…continuous, which represents to our familythe concept of generations – our roots and our future. 100% harvested fromthree individual blocks in our eastern Osoyoos vineyard estate. Historic FrenchBurgundian Dijon clones were used lending a unique flavour and aromaticprofile. With limited skin contact, a select portion was fermented in new Frenchoak, and aged sur lie for nine months with gentle hand-stirring every two weeks.42 barrels produced.Add to cart