Inniskillin Vidal Ice Wine Pearl 2019 [375 mL]
(Niagara Peninsula, Canada) - [WA 93] [WE 91]
Regular price $75.00 Sale price $59.97 Save $15.03
Though Icewine's roots can be traced to centuries-old German winemakers, there is nothing more quintessentially Canadian than this luscious luxury borne of patience and subzero bravura. Grapes are left on the vine well into the winter months to concentrate and intensify the flavors, as water content freezes, thaws and dehydrates in each precious Icewine grape. Located in Niagara-on-the-Lake at the historic Brae Burn Estate, Inniskillin has been producing world-renowned Icewines from grapes grown in the Niagara Peninsula since 1984.
Vidal is a hybrid (Ugni Blanc and Seibel) that has a thick skin suitable for harvesting late in the season. It is the grape grown most for Icewine in Ontario. Its natural acidity gives great structure to the lusciousness of its tropical aromas and flavors of mango and lychee.
This popular Inniskillin Icewine boasts a variety of tropical fruit including orange, mango, and lemons. Flavors of peach and apricot are balanced by a fresh, crisp and lively acidity.
Perfect on its own as a dessert, or an excellent match to fresh fruit, rich pate or fine blue veined (such as Roquefort or Stilton) and cream-based cheeses.
Ratings & Reviews93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2019 Vidal Icewine comes in with 250 grams of residual sugar, 9.79 of total acidity and 9.5% alcohol. This was bottled in July 2020, the only bottling for this wine this year. The richest of the Vidal ice wines this issue, although only by a hair, this is intensely flavored and rather unctuous. As with its 2018 sibling, this has typical peach and apricot nuances. It shows off a lot of sugar. Part of that extra richness over the 2018 may be the perception created by this being a year younger, to be sure. For today, I like the balance on the 2018 better and give that the nod. This might well catch up in time. The difference between the two is not particularly great, despite rather different vintages." - Mark Squires (May 2021)
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"A deep gold color, this wine is packed with not-quite-syrupy flavors of peach, apricot and marmalade jam. It's a potently fruity dessert wine, with 245 g/L residual sugar." – PG (9/1/2021)