2016 Riesling Icewine | Niagara Peninsula | Estate Grown

$ 49.95 • 375 ml • 12 bt/cs • Sweet
About This Wine
This wine originates from Riesling grapes left to raisin on the vine during late autumn, with further concentration occurring when the berries were frozen solid by the onset of winter. Selectively harvested and pressed at temperatures below –10 ̊C, they produced a nectar-like sweet wine with an impeccable balance of acidity.
Vintage
2016 was an extremely warm, dry and ripe vintage with low to moderate yields. The late harvest Rieslings are extremely concentrated, generous and complex with medium-term ageing potential.
Composition
Varieties
Estate Grown 100%
Origin
AppellationNiagara Peninsula
SiteMyers Vineyard
Topography
Elevation80 m (260 ft)
Slope/Exposure2% / N
Soil
Loamy clay till composed primarily of red shale and sandstone mixed with smaller amounts of limestone; soils overlie red shale bedrock; depth ranges from 5 to 8 m
Harvest Data
Harvest Date Dec 14
Sugar 37.6º Brix
Titratable Acidity 7.7 g/L
pH 3.15
Yield 12 hl/ha
Vinification
Naturally frozen grapes were selectively harvested at temperatures of -10 ̊C. The must was fermented in stainless steel at cool temperatures over a 1 month period using selected yeasts strains.
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Jun 2017
Alc./Vol 11.5%
Residual Sugar 180 g/l
Titratable Acidity 9.3 g/l
pH 3.24
Production 430 cs
Sensory Profile
The nose is forward and intense with aromas of spiced pear and orange zest rising atop hints of comb honey and crème brûlée. The palate is lusciously sweet with rich sultana raisin tones up front and lavish flavours of orange marmalade and fresh fig in the middle. This cornucopia of fruit is drawn through by a piercing seam of acidity to a concentrated, lingering finish of dried dates and apricots.
Ageability
Best consumed 2018 through 2025; will hold through at least 2030
Food Pairings
Savoury lobster terrine, pâté, foîe gras, Gorgonzola or Stilton, toasted nuts, dried fruit Dessert crème brûlée, mince pie, pecan pie, Baklava,biscotti, panforte
Availability
Winery, Vintages 'Essentials' • 447441

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