The stunning first vintage of Mirabel Pinot Noir 2015 features the fruit from the celebrated Reimer Vineyard. Exclusive to NewDistrict.ca.
Mirabel Vineyards is owned by Doug and Dawn Reimer, and is a new yet familiar project to Pinot Noir lovers. For years Meyer Family vineyards bottled an impressive (and much decorated) Reimer Vineyard-designated wine, but now the owners are ready to bottle their own lovingly farmed grapes. The steep, low yielding vineyard located in South Kelowna is planted to prestigious clones and farmed sustainably. Glorious ruby in colour, scents of red berries, exotic spice and forest floor mark the aromas. Mid-weight in body, subtly toasty French oak nuances join the concentrated red fruit flavours, all enlivened with the Okanagan’s trademark brisk acidity and hint of black sagebrush. Pinot Noir’s gift for showing the vineyard is on full display here, with a mineral spine that speaks to the presence of calcium carbonate in the alluvial soils. Complete with silky tannins, and a memorably long, complex finish, this is a striking inaugural vintage. Until the Reimers build their own winery, Matt Dumayne, pinot noir specialist and chief winemaker at Okanagan Crush Pad is in charge. The wine drinks superbly now (in a proper large-bowled glass) but will develop more complexity over the next 5 years. Deserves a seared duck breast, wild mushroom ragéut or game pâté. There are only 237 cases of this wine available, and New District is the exclusive retailer of Mirabel.