Inniskillin Cabernet Franc Vidal Icewine

Inniskillin Cabernet Franc Vidal Icewine

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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. After a spectacular warm and dry fall the weather turned sharply cold in November, bringing the first hard frost in the first week of the month and the first freeze/thaw event shortly thereafter allowing the grapes to begin developing all the classic Icewine characteristics. Ready for harvesting in the early morning of 14 December the Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling and Vidal were harvested over the next few consecutive days, as temperatures were perfect falling between -9°C to -11°C. Thanks to this early harvest, the juice was of the highest quality, with plentiful yields and excellent concentration. The grapes for this Cabernet Franc Icewine were harvested from select vineyards throughout the Niagara Peninsula at a frigid temperature of -10°C. Pressed immediately, the viscous juice was cold settled for 7 days before racking and inoculating. Fermented cool for approximately 21 days the resulting wine was filtered and transferred to a stainless steel tank to await bottling. Bottled at 9.5%. (Bottle size 375ml)

Nose: This concentrated and vibrant Icewine is bursting with juicy fruit aromatics of strawberry and cherry with hints of fresh cream.

Palate: On the palate rich layers of strawberry, raspberry and rhubarb dominate with another hint of fresh vanilla cream.

Finish: This luscious Icewine has a well-balanced acidity and long fruit filled finish. 


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Inniskillin Cabernet Franc Vidal Icewine