Intensely aromatic, brooding dark fruits intertwine with subtle toasty nuances. A powerful Pinot with layered complexity of red berries and forest floor, lead to a firm yet sensual structured finish. This wine will reward cellaring.
The 2015 Mirabel 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. As the Reimers do not yet have a winery, this inaugural release is made at Okanagan Crush Pad by chief winemaker Matt Dumayne.
Gentle handling of the Pinot Noir, including cool fermentation in stainless steel and six months of lees contact, produced this delicate, dry, saignée-method Rosé. The wine offers subtle aromas of guava and melons with a citrus twist overlay.
Mirabel perfectly represents the Reimer family’s stunning South East Kelowna hilltop estate and vineyard overlooking the beautiful Okanagan Valley.
The family’s commitment to quality is evident in this first vintage of Rosé produced from the estate’s sustainably-farmed Pinot Noir: fresh, delicious, and endlessly food-friendly.
Whole bunch pressed Naramata Chardonnay; 30% to new Francois Frere French oak in Puncheon. Full malolactic fermentation took place with 11 months lees aging. A minimal intervention approach to this wine allows the fruit to shine and dictate the end flavour profile. Little handling means this wine was not stabilized, therefore harmless tartrites, or “wine diamonds” are possible.
The resulting wine is intensely structured, with a lush mid palate. Subtle toasty nuances overlap delicate, yet ripe and rich tropical fruit. Sweet mango and citrus fruits with buttered marmalade and toast lead to a long finish that will reward cellaring.