2017 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.
Vintage
2017 was of vintage of average warmth and ample rainfall. A sunny, dry fall allowed for extended ripening, The late harvest wines are succulent and crisply structured, with long-term ageability.
Composition
Varieties100% Riesling
Estate Grown 100%
Origin
AppellationLincoln Lakeshore
SiteMyers Vineyard
Topography
Elevation80 m (260 ft)
Slope/Exposure2% / N
Soil
Lacustrine clay-loam till composed primarily of red shale and sandstone mixed with limestone
Harvest Data
Harvest Date Dec 13, 17, 28
Sugar 36.0º Brix
Titratable Acidity 6.9 g/L
pH 3.18
Yield 15 hl/ha
Vinification
Naturally frozen grapes were selectively harvested at temperatures below –10 ̊C (14 ̊F); fermentation in stainless steel at cellar temperatures over 4 weeks using selected yeasts
Bottling Data
Bottling Date May 2018
Alc./Vol 11.0%
Residual Sugar 205 g/L
Titratable Acidity 9.3 g/L
pH 3.27
Production 1,696 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Medium amber. Nose Intense aromas of spiced pear and orange zest rising atop hints of comb honey and crème brûlée. Palate Sweet and medium bodied; lusciously sweet with rich sultana raisin tones up front; lavish flavours of orange marmalade and fresh fig in the middle; this mix of fruit is drawn through by a piercing seam of acidity into a concentrated, lingering finish complemented by notes of dried dates and apricots.
Ageability
Best consumed 2020–2030; will cellar through at least 2035
Food Pairings
Savoury Lobster terrine, pâté, foîe gras, Gorgonzola or Stilton, toasted nuts, dried fruit Dessert Crème brûlée, mince pie, baklava, biscotti, panforte
Availability
Winery, Vintages Essentials • 447441

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