Inniskillin Vidal Ice Wine Gold 2019 [375 mL] (Niagara Peninsula, Canada)

Inniskillin Vidal Ice Wine Gold 2019 [375 mL]
(Niagara Peninsula, Canada)

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About the Winery: 

Donald Ziraldo – dubbed Canada’s Robert Mondavi – founded the winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake in 1975 with a partner, Karl Kaiser. Both are now retired. Inniskillin pioneered Canadian Icewine – a genre that has become a mainstay of the Ontario wine industry and rivals Germany’s eiswein in quality and price, 

Notes from the Winemaker:

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 icewine reflects lots of intense layers from its short exposure to oak. The peaches and apricot aromas and flavors develop into complexities of marmalade and candied brown sugar as it ages. The ample natural acidity is softened by the oak aging adding a creamy vanilla flavor.. 

Pairs well with a variety of foods including salted creme caramel or traditional creme brule, any ash aged cheeses, tarte tatin, Vidal French onion soup or caramelized onion tart.

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