“This series features both the BC Wine new vintages and a few favourites”
While we are all waiting for the exciting new releases from Mirabel let me suggest a vertical tasting option. Every Mirabel Pinot Noir is unique onto itself and each one is wonderful. The opportunity to compare these three beauties is hard to resist.
Whether you are choosing your favourite vintage or you are taking this opportunity to stock your cellar please don’t wait too long. Enjoy now or cellar #wineonline
2015 Estate Pinot Noir
The 2015 Mirabel Reserve Pinot Noir was aged 11 months exclusively in French oak (30% new) from the famed François Frères cooperage in Burgundy. Gentle handling, including gravity transfer from barrel to bottle, helped to maintain the elegant texture, rich fruit, soft spice and gorgeous length of the wine.
2016 Estate Pinot Noir
Gently handled, this is a silky, powerful Pinot with an appealing palate of cherry, dark fruit and subtle hints of oak. A good weight on the palate leads to a firm yet sensual structured finish. This wine will reward cellaring.
2017 Estate Pinot Noir
This is an elegantly structured, medium bodied Pinot Noir. On approach, this wine is aromatic with hints of vanilla and wild berry. Moving forward it presents orange pekoe and bramble berry notes leading to a bright, long finish.
Minimum order, 6 bottles and 6 bottle increments for standard format bottles.
The Mirabel Estate Vineyard
Mirabel, “of wondrous beauty”, perfectly represents the Reimer family’s stunning South East Kelowna hilltop estate and vineyard overlooking the beautiful Okanagan Valley. The family has a commitment to quality and produces elegant, sustainably-grown Pinot Noir, Rosé and Chardonnay.
The Reimer Family Vineyard was planted in 2006 on a steep hill with both southwesterly and northwesterly aspects. Grapes were planted at an elevation of 930 feet, up to 1220 at the top. Careful soil analysis revealed a complex mixture of calcium carbonate, alluvial sediments, and a silt loam sits overtop a gravel loam. Six acres (84 rows) were planted to three sustainably-grown Dijon clones: 115, 667 and 777, blended together for optimum colour, flavour, acidity, tannin and length. The yield is cropped at 2.5 tons per acre and harvested by hand. 1.5 acres of Chardonnay was planted in 2019.
“And wine maketh glad the heart of man” – Psalm 104:15
Information and images courtesy of the winery.