Inniskillin Vidal Sparkling Icewine

Inniskillin Vidal Sparkling 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. January 5th, 2015 brought ideal temperatures of -10°C allowing for the beginning of Inniskillin’s thirty first Icewine harvest. Vineyard Director Gerald Klose and Winemaker Bruce Nicholson, began the harvest under a full moon with Riesling and Vidal grapes at the Pratt Vineyard (Line 4 at Concession 6, Niagara on the Lake, formerly the Woerthle Vineyard). The consistent frigid weather allowed them to maintain the optimum harvesting temperature which in turn, enables them to preserve their high quality standards with the desired sugar levels and acidities in good balance. The grapes for this Icewine were harvested at an average temperature of -10°C. Pressed immediately the resulting juice was an ideal 37.7 brix for a sparkling Icewine. Inoculated with a very specific strain of yeast, the juice was allowed to ferment under pressure in a charmat tank at an average temperature of 17°C until it reached an ABV of 9.5%. Residual Sugar 275 g/l Total Acidity 10.5 g/l. (Bottle size 375ml)

Nose: Exotic fruit aromatics as well as peach, orange and honey dominate the nose of this unique icewine.

Palate: Citrus, mango, lychee and pineapple on the palate.

Finish: Crisp acidity and lively effervescence round out this Inniskillin classic, keeping it balanced.

Inniskillin Vidal Sparkling Icewine