Inniskillin Vidal Icewine (375ML half-bottle) 2006
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Inniskillan Icewine is a gift from winter to wine lovers. Harvested at the pinnacle of Canada's crisp winter, the grapes are naturally frozen on the vine and picked when the temperature drops below -10 degrees Celsius. The removal of ice crystals, separated from the frozen grapes during pressing, concentrates the juice into a delicate nectar to achieve the rich and alluring specialty known as Icewine.
This vintage shines with an alluring assortment of fresh nectarine, papaya, lychee, tangerine and orange blossoms. These exquisite fruit flavors, combined with invigorating acidity, offer multiple layers of balanced pleasure.
Food pairing suggestions: Fruit-based desserts based on tropical or stone fruits, citrus, pear, and apple. Pairs beautifully with Foie Gras — pan seared or terrine — and spiced Asian cuisine. Try cheeses including rich blue veined or selected cream based such as Roquefort, Saga, Cambozola, Ermité, Le Ciel de Charlevoix, le Bleu de la Moutonnière, Bleubry, Cayer, Cabrales, Devon cream and Gorgonzola.
Wine Spectator - "Beeswax, orange peel and dried apricot notes mark this aromatically intense dessert wine. Its sweetness is matched by bracing acidity, leaving a mouthwatering impression. Licorice aftertaste. Drink now through 2020. 1,750 cases imported."
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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5 ratings, 4 with reviews48/11/2008Syrupy sweetness best served as a dessert wine or for a sweet treat with fruit.Lars Christensen - Lubbock, TX42/26/2011511/6/2009very tasty and smooth with no aftertaste, very fulfilling.SaffronB - Country Club Hills, IL57/1/2010Just the right sweetness. Tastes delicious alone or with dessert.mjw378 - Washington, DC59/24/2008It's crisp and sweet at the same time. My wife and I love this dessert wine.
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.
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