2019 Riesling Icewine | Lincoln Lakeshore | Estate Grown

$ 49.95 • 375 ml • 12 bt/cs • Sweet
About This Wine
This wine originates from our vineyards along the south shore of Lake Ontario, where onshore breezes slowly desiccate Riesling grapes in late autumn. Further concentrated as they freeze solid on the vine with the onset of winter, the clusters are selectively harvested and pressed at temperatures of –10 ̊C (14 ̊F), yielding a golden nectar known the world over for its impeccable balance of sweetness and acidity.
2019 was a temperate vintage with average levels of heat, rainfall and yield. A cool, sunny fall resulted in extended ripening. An early harvest for Icewine delivered high acids and long-term ageing potential..
Varieties100% Riesling
Estate Grown 100%
AppellationLincoln Lakeshore
SiteMyers Vineyard
Elevation80 m (260 ft)
Slope/Exposure2% / N
Lacustrine clay-loam till composed primarily of red shale and sandstone mixed with limestone
Harvest Data
Harvest Date Nov 14
Sugar 37.1º Brix
Titratable Acidity 15.3 g/L
pH 2.70
Yield 15 hl/ha
Naturally frozen grapes were selectively harvested at temperatures below –12 ̊C (10 ̊F); fermentation in stainless steel at cellar temperatures over 4 weeks using selected yeasts
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Nov 2020
Alc./Vol 9.0%
Residual Sugar 245 g/L
Titratable Acidity 14.9 g/L
pH 2.73
Production 665 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Deep golden straw. Nose Aromas of ripe apricot, poached pear, clove and cinnamon stick, with notes of browned sugar and fresh custard in behind. Palate Sweet and light bodied; luscious in feel up front with concentrated mango fruit; in the middle, a penetrating seam of saline acidity infuses generous flavours of Honey Crisp apple and white raisins; this thread of acidity carries succulent flavours of pineapple, lime and passion fruit into a long, riveting finish.
Best consumed 2022–2030; will cellar through 2035
Food Pairings
Savoury Lobster terrine, pâté, foîe gras, Gorgonzola or Stilton, toasted nuts, dried fruit Dessert Crème brûlée, mince pie, baklava, biscotti, panforte
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