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Blue Mountain Reserve Cuvee Pinot Noir 2017

Canada, British Columbia
94 NM
93 WA
92 WA
Blue Mountain Reserve Cuvee Pinot Noir 2017

A harmonious blend of Blue Mountain’s three key Pinot Noir vineyards, the Reserve Cuvée champions both exceptional fruit quality, and masterful blending. Selecting fruit from vines aged from 25 years and older, the personalities of Blue Mountain converge in the glass to deliver an altogether unique, cellar-worthy Pinot Noir that can only be described as Blue Mountain.

Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars
Vintage 2017
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
¥6,600

A harmonious blend of Blue Mountain’s three key Pinot Noir vineyards, the Reserve Cuvée champions both exceptional fruit quality, and masterful blending. Selecting fruit from vines aged from 25 years and older, the personalities of Blue Mountain converge in the glass to deliver an altogether unique, cellar-worthy Pinot Noir that can only be described as Blue Mountain.

Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Okanagan Valley
Producer Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars
Vintage 2017
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Data
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13%
Product Code B010S00417
UPC 626452551176
Inventory In Stock (27)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

The 2017 Reserve Pinot Noir is a rich, ruby-coloured wine with complex layers of red fruit, spice and integrated oak.

Cellaring

Enjoy through 2030

Press
94Natalie Maclean
From the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Blue Mountain Reserve Cuvée 2017 Pinot Noir is so fresh with ripe strawberry, cherry, wild sagey herbs, soft sweet spice and mineral flavours finishing long on the palate. Chill slightly and pour with grilled salmon steaks.
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David Lawrason.  This is an impressive, somehow very natural pinot that effortlessly combines ripe strawberry/cherry jam, evergreen, sage and a slightly tarry, mineral note. The fruit and herbal notes are centre stage with subtle neutral oak spice. It is light to medium weight, fresh and engaging, with impressive fruit intensity, focus and depth. Quite mineral on the finish, with excellent fruit and herbal focus. The length is excellent to outstanding. Last tasted May 2020
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Michael Godel.  The Mavety’s pinot noir is a professional one, truly. Aromas are not just spot on and concentrated in their reserve mentality, they are poignant in their hyperbole. Deep red fruit, the inner most flesh of sanctum, of that berry in early July and the plum in late August. Crisp, fruit leathery, tension like something out of Marlborough. Frankly just really well cared for and allowed to speak its mind out of the cellar and into the bottle. Drink 2020-2023. Tasted April 2020.
Production

Appellation

Okanagan Valley

Viticulture

Manual thinning is practiced in the vineyard to reduce the crop yield and produce a more concentrated and higher quality grape.

  • CLONAL SELECTION: 113, 114, 115, 667
  • VINE AGE: 33 year old vines
  • HARVEST DATE: September 20 - 27, 2017

Vinification

  • All fruit was hand harvested, de-stemmed and lightly crushed into open-top fermentation tanks.
  • During the 16-20 days maceration period, light pump-overs were practiced, with cautious ‘Pigeage’ occurring during the peak of fermentation.
  • 100% of the vintage was fermented with wild yeast native to the vineyard, in order to better express the terroir of the estate.
  • At the end of fermentation, the wine was drained to tank and the remaining pomace was gently pressed.
  • The wine was settled for 2-3 days and decanted into new to 4th-fill 228L French oak barrels.
  • Malolactic fermentation (the natural process of converting malic acid to CO2 and lactic acid by bacteria) occured naturally in spring 2018.
  • 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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