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Blue Mountain Pinot Noir 2018

Canada, British Columbia
92 WA
90 JS
Blue Mountain Pinot Noir 2018

One of the Okanagan Valley's oldest and most respected producers.  Light garnet colour with red and black fruit. Vanilla and toast complement cassis and cherry flavours and spicy velvety tannins

Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars
Vintage 2018
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
¥5,060

One of the Okanagan Valley's oldest and most respected producers.  Light garnet colour with red and black fruit. Vanilla and toast complement cassis and cherry flavours and spicy velvety tannins

Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars
Vintage 2018
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Data
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13%
Product Code B010R00118
UPC 626452501188
Inventory In Stock (146)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Light garnet colour with red and black fruit. Vanilla and toast complement cassis and cherry flavours and spicy velvety tannins fill out the 2018 Pinot Noir. 

Pairing

Great with lightly seasoned/grilled fish or poultry, soft creamy cheeses and mushroom dishes

Cellaring

Enjoy through 2028

Press
92WineAlign
David Lawrason.  Of the five pinot noirs now produced at Blue Mountain the least expensive Estate Cuvee is grown in a slightly higher altitude site farthest from Vaseaux Lake. It is very bright, fruity (cherry, red plum) and almost floral with minimal oak influence, just a touch of spice and herbality. It shows very fine balance and integration, not a hair out of place as the acidity, alcohol and tannin line up beautifully, allowing focus on the pretty aromas and flavours. And the length is excellent. Certainly enjoyable now, with a good five years of stability and freshness ahead, maybe even more. Tasted August 2020
90John Schriener
Made with four clones of 12-year-old vines, this is a bright Pinot Noir, with aromas and flavours of cherries and baking spice. The texture is silky.
Production

Appellation

Okanagan Valley

Viticulture

  • CLONAL SELECTION: 114, 115, 667, 777 
  • VINE AGE: 12 year old vines 
  • HARVEST DATE: Septembe, 7, 2018 

Vinification

  • All fruit was hand havested,de-stemmed and lightly crushed into open-top fermentation tanks. 
  • During the 14-18 days maceration period, light pump-over were prncticed, with cautious 'Pigeage' occuring during the peak of fermentation 
  • 100% of the vintage was fermented with wild yeast native to the vineyard, in order to better express the terror of the estate. 
  • At the end of fermentation, the wine was drained to tank and the remaining pomace was gently pressed 
  • Wine was settled for 3-7 days and decanted to French oak barrels
  • Malolactic fementation (the natural process of converting malic acid to CO2 and lactic acid by bacteria), occmed naturally in spring 2019.
  • Gentle barrel-to-barrel racking was done to allow the wine to age on its fine lees, contributing to layers of richness and complexity
Producer

Producer Description

Blue Mountain is the wild and respected territory of which the Mavety family are blessed to be the guardians. As a family business with a strong connection to the South Okanagan site, the goal of Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars is to realize the potential of the individual sites of the land in which the grapes are grown. Overlooking and tending, the Mavety’s life work is an ongoing process of creating something simple yet powerful, to be expressed in the glass and enjoyed.

The philosophy of Blue Mountain is to focus on the potential of each variety, continually improving its range across Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gamay Noir, and Traditionnelle Methode sparkling wine.

Blue Mountain’s strong focus on viticulture across the site allows for an increased representation of individual terroir when the grapes reach the winery.

A deliberate refinement of the winemaking process has allowed Blue Mountain to more clearly capture the identity of each of the vineyard blocks. Through these unifying processes, Blue Mountain allows for a reflection of the land and the fruits of its labour.

Careful vinification prevents over-handling through the strategy to continually evolve the entire process – from the growing practices in the vineyard, to handling of the fruit and sorting, to minimal extraction, ageing, and racking. By focusing on the bigger picture, Blue Mountain strives to reveal precise, focused wines that are terroir-driven, regardless of whether they are a blend reflecting different sites, or a single vineyard wine.

For Blue Mountain, as the vineyards age, and new vineyards are established, the cycle of growth as a business and a range continues. The process is truly an ever-evolving reality, representative of the Estate, and bringing precision and focus to its continued evolution.

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