1.5 ounces served chilled
A GREAT CANADIAN TRADITION
Today, making Icewine is a Canadian fixture. We may not have invented it,
but we have definitely perfected it. Canada's Niagara Region has the long, warm summers
and crisp, cold winters
that create ideal conditions for
The Icewine harvest, done entirely
by hand, commences once the temperature drops below -10 to -13 degrees Celsius and the grapes have naturally frozen
on the vines.
frozen grapes are pressed, the natural water portion of the juice remains within the grape skins in the form of
ice crystals. From this, a small but precious ration of highly concentrated juice is expressed.
Valley in British Columbia also produces outstanding Icewines as
Nova Scotia and Quebec.
INNISKILLIN VIDAL ICEWINE (21)........................$16.99
Inniskillin Icewine is recognized as one of the world's great wines and is a gift from winter to wine lovers. Sublime aromas of fresh lime, apricot, grapefruit and peach blossom combine with a slight mineral edge. A racy interplay of sweet and tart offer up echoing balanced flavours of lemon, lime and candied apricot.
JACKSON TRIGGS PROPRIETORS RESERVE VIDAL ICEWINE (24)......$12.99
This richly textured wine displays fresh tropical aromas of papaya, mango and apricot.
Bold fruit flavours balanced with fine acidity caress the palate and conclude with an exquisite silky finish.
STREWN SELECT LATE HARVEST VIDAL (6).....................................$5.29
A second pressing of these icewine grapes produces a wine with one-third of the sweetness that sells for a third of the price. Subtle aromas of peach and apricots with notes of caramel and oranges.The flavours are intense and the wine is sweet, smooth and full on the palate with a finish that is clean and fresh.