Inniskillin Oak-aged Vidal Icewine (375ML half-bottle) 2007
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The Gold Icewine reflects lots of intense layers from its short exposure to oak. The peaches and apricot aromas and flavours develop into complexities of marmalade and candied brown sugar as it ages. The ample natural acidity is softened by the oak aging adding a creamy vanilla flavor.
The added complexities in this Icewine lend themselves to pair perfectly with Crème Brulee and Crème Caramel desserts, maple flavoured sauces, rich pates and blue veined and cream based cheeses.
International Wine Cellar - "Golden yellow. Honeyed aromas of mango and guava, complicated by with hints of orange marmalade and vanilla. Enters the mouth rich and creamy, then lively acidity frames and lifts the flavors of tangerine, Meyer lemon and brown sugar. The 2006 Icewine harvest started on January 16, 2007 and was completed by the end of January. This is a very good icewine that shows even greater concentration than usual thanks to later picking in ideal low temperatures, but I have always felt that new oak mutes the aromas and flavors of icewines to varying degrees. "
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. View all Inniskillin Wines
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.