Inniskillin Gold Label Oak Aged Vidal Icewine, Niagara Peninsula, Canada - 375ml Half Bottle
Rated 94 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2019 Gold Vidal Icewine was fermented and aged for about 14 weeks in 90% new French oak. It comes in with 272 grams of residual sugar, 10.5 of total acidity and 10% alcohol. Rich and unctuous, this also has classic aromatics and a certain level of freshness that keeps it from being particularly cloying. This is also completely delicious, with a little of bit of spicy apricots on the mouthwatering finish. The acidity lifts the fruit and allows it to shine through. It's never going to be a nervy wine, but it is not flabby either. If you like stickies, this won't disappoint. It should age very well, acquiring a bit more character along the way. Many will like it the way it is, but it can acquire another dimension in time. Best After 2021
The temperature dropping to –10ºC the Vidal grapes grown in the Niagara Peninsula were picked and pressed immediately upon arrival at the winery. The viscous juice was allowed to cold settle for 3 days before being racked clean and inoculated with a specifically selected strain of yeast. The juice was fermented in new French oak at an average temperature of 15ºC for 16 days before being allowed to age an additional 3 months in oak prior to bottling.
Aromas of peach, apricot, spice and a touch of toasty vanilla are evident on the nose,
while intense fruit flavours of mango, apricot and orange balance the crisp acidity of
this complex oak aged Icewine.
Always delicious with the traditional crème brule or crème caramel; try tropical fruit compote, roasted peaches or pineapple with panacotta; cheeses from fresh chevre to parmesan with a dribble of honey; brown butter lobster salad with baby arugala and hazel nuts; Vidal Onion