37.5 cl * 9.5% ABV * Niagara, Canada
Vidal (a hybrid of Ugni Blanc and Seibel) have thick skins and great natural acidity. This gives excellent structure to the lusciousness of its tropical aromas and flavours of mango and lychee. Harvested at the pinnacle of Canada's crisp winter, the grapes are naturally frozen on the vine and picked when the temperature drops to -10ºC. Only a few drops of luscious nectar can be squeezed from each bunch. The juice is then slowly fermented at an average temperature of 15ºC to achieve a rich, specialty wine know as Icewine.
Aromatics of tropical fruit including mango and orange dominate, on the palate fruit flavours including peach, nectarine and lemon are balanced by crisp, lively acidity. Perfect on its own serve chilled with dessert or after a fine meal, this wine also pairs beautifully with a variety of cheeses (blue veined, aged cheddar, rich cream cheeses with dried fruits), seared scallops, lobster, rich pates, and fruit based desserts.