Mission Hill - Legacy - Prospectus Pinot Noir 2018
Mission Hill Family Estate
The Legacy Collection represents Proprietor Anthony von Mandl's vision to showcase the Okanagan Valley's diverse microclimates. Each wine is the pinnacle expression of more than three decades of viticulture, sustainable farming, and winemaking experience in Mission Hill's estate vineyards.
Exceptionally limited production, each of these rare wines see attention to detail in the extreme.
The 2018 harvest began earlier than anticipated due to above average growing degree days in the spring. Summer arrived with cooler temperatures, encouraging the fruit to develop beautiful acidity and allowing more time for full flavour retention. One of the coolest Septembers on record followed, slowing down the sugar accumulation and allowing the fruit to fully develop phenologically. Harvest concluded on November 8, with the extended season yielding a crop of uniformly ripened fruit with mouthwatering freshness and acidity
Mission Hill's 2018 Prospectus is distinctively Pinot Noir, with a core of dark cherry fruit and earthy undertones. This wine is concentrated and complex with fine tannins and a persistent finish.