2016 Riesling Icewine

VQA Niagara Peninsula
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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. 
 
Origin:
100% Lincoln Lakeshore 
 
Soil:
Clay loam till over red shale. 
 
Composition:
100% Riesling 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Dec. 14, 2016
Sugar- 37.6º Brix
Titratable Acitity- 7.7 g/L
pH- 3.15
270 litres per tonne 
 
Vinification:
Naturally frozen grapes were selectively harvested during the night at temperatures of -10˚C; fermented in small stainless steel tanks at cold cellar temperatures over a 2-month period using selected yeasts strains.  
 
Bottling Data:
June 2017
Alc./Vol. 11.5%
Residual Sugar- 180 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 9.3 g/L
pH- 3.24
Production-430 cs. (4.5L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
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. 
 
Taste Profile:
Sweet (S)      See IRF Taste Scale
 
Serving Suggestions:
Savoury: lobster terrine, pâté, foîe gras, Gorgonzola or Stilton, toasted nuts, dried fruit Dessert: crème brûlée, mince pie, pecan pie, Baklava,biscotti, panforte 
 
Ageability:
Best consumed 2018 through 2025; will hold through at least 2030 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$49.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery, Vintages Essential (#447441)
LCBO Item #447441CYLI
 
Reviews & Accolades:
WINE SPECTATOR: Intense and light-footed, this dessert white exudes dried apricot, honey, candied lemon peel and apple notes. Concentrated, with enough acidity to stay balanced. Elegant overall. Drink now through 2025. 92 points. Bruce Sanderson
 

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