White wine - VQA Niagara Peninsula
The frozen Vidal grapes were harvested in late December 2017 when temperatures fell between -10oC and -13oC. After settling the juice in stainless steel tanks, cool fermentation was completed in late-February when the wine was placed outdoors to stop fermentation and to complete natural cold stabilization. The wine was stored in solely stainless steel for a period of 8 months before being filtered and then bottled.
WINEMAKER’S TASTING NOTES
Rich apricots and honey on the nose with a lingering aroma of fresh peaches. On the palate, more complex flavours of honey, ripe tropical fruits, and lychee are present with a well-balanced sweetness. Soft citrus notes are peeking through and complement the balanced acidity in the wine. Serve chilled to approximately 12°C.
Pair this Vidal Icewine with rich flavours such as blue cheese, dark chocolate, foie gras, fresh fruits or vanilla ice-cream. This wine may also be served on its own as a dessert.