Inniskillin Riesling Icewine (375ML half-bottle) 2007
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Sublime aromatics of fresh lemon and lime, apricot, grapefruit and peach blossoms with a slight mineral edge. A racy interplay of sweet and tart offers up echoing flavors of lemon, lime and candied apricot, concluding with Icewine's hallmark bracing acidity. Fruit-based desserts: tropical, stone and red fruits, citrus, pear, and apple; sorbets, strudels, almond cream tarts and bread pudding. Pairs beautifully with foie gras, pan-seared or terrine, and with spicy Asian cuisine. It is an excellent accompaniment to cheeses such as smoky Gorgonzola, tangy Manchego, soft-ripened Camembert and Chevre. The many layers of aromas and flavors in Riesling Icewine also make it completely satisfying on its own at the conclusion of a robust meal.
Wine Spectator - "A combination of rich apricot, peach and pear flavors, with intense sweetness, matched by a racy structure. It's very pure and grapy, with a mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2020. "
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.