2017 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. 13, 17 and 28
Sugar- 35.9º Brix
Titratable Acitity- 6.9 g/L
pH- 3.18
280 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 20 day period using selected yeasts strains.  
 
Bottling Data:
May 2018
Alc./Vol. 11%
Residual Sugar- 205 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 9.3 g/L
pH- 3.27
Production- 1,696 cs. (4.5L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
Explosive aromas of Sultanna raisins, poached pear and comb honey rise overtop nuances of, apple crumble and candied orange. The palate starts off lusciously sweet with unctuous flavours of pineapple, dried apricot and mandarin orange. A citrus note and discrete thread of acidity tightens the mid-palate and balances a lengthy, intense finish replete with nectarine, fresh honeycomb and allspice. 
 
Taste Profile:
Sweet (S) 
 
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 2019 through 2026; will hold through at least 2030 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$49.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery, Vintages Essential (#447441)
LCBO Item #447441CYLI
 
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