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Date Printed: 4/17/2014
Inniskillin Sparkling Icewine (375ML half-bottle) 2003
Inniskillin Sparkling Icewine (375ML half-bottle) 2003
(search item no. 87039)

PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $73.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Viticulture
100% Vidal grapes grown in the Niagara Peninsula.

Vinification
This very unique Sparkling wine has been crafted using Icewine as a cuvée and produced in accordance with the "Méthode Cuve Close." During fermentation, the naturally occurring carbon dioxide is trapped inside the stainless steel tank and dissolves into the wine.

Tasting notes
Aromas of nectarines and apricots dominate the nose, with a hint of lychee nut in the background. On the palate, this wine shows a very delicate but lively effervescence, which harmoniously balances the generous natural acidity.

Food Pairing Suggestions
Sparkling Icewine, on its own, helps celebrate any occasion as an apéritif or will pair divinely with fresh fruit platters, fruit soup, fruit salad, poached fruits, soufflés, pound and genoise cakes, and sorbets. A delightful surprise with foie gras and cheeses such as Roquefort, Saga, Cambonzola, Blue Ermite, le Ciel de Charlevoix, Bleu de la Moutonniere, Bleubry Cayer, Cabrales, Mascarpone, Devon Cream, Torta and Gorgonzola.

Serving Temp: Well chilled 5 - 9°C.

Aging: Enjoy now through 2007.

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About Inniskillin:

Austrian-born and monastically educated, Karl J. Kaiser, and native Canadian Donald J.P. Ziraldo, a decendant of a family of winegrowers in Northern Italy, founded Innisklillin Wines on July 31, 1975, obtaining the first winery license granted in the province of Ontario since 1929. Located in Niagara-on-the-Lake at the historic Brae Burn Estate, Inniskillin was founded upon and is dedicated to the principle of producing outstanding wines from vinifera wine grapes grown in the Niagara Peninsula. Karl and Donald tirelessly tested the new ground of Niagara, grafting old-world wisdom in the new-world terroir. Inniskillin rocketed to international notoriety when its pioneering 1989 Vidal Icewine was awarded the Grand Prix d'Honneur at Vinexpo 1991, and drew worldwide attention to Canada's burgeoning wine industry.

What is Icewine?
VQA Icewine is a highly concentrated dessert wine made by harvesting grapes naturally frozen on the vine at -10 C in December-January. Inniskillin VQA Icewine is internationally awarded and recognized and is exported throughout the world.