Ridgeside Vidal Icewine / 2017 / 375mL
Golden in colour, aroma and taste. Very fragrant nose of peach, apricot and orange marmalade with overtones of spice especially cinnamon and nutmeg.
A rich, full, lush, honeyed palate is alive with tropical fruits of mango, fig and papaya with the acidity keeping it elegant. A full, clean, fresh finish is extensively long with orange zest and many other tropical fruits.
The nose is filled with beautifully ripened tropical oasis fruits of mango, limes and pineapple, followed so subtly by perfumed floral undertones. A taste of this icewine reveals its full opulence, with passionfruit, mango, apricot and lychee on the palate.
About the Winery & Winemaking:
Ridgeside Winery is nestled just below the ridge of the Niagara Escarpment on the very same natural formation which creates beautiful Niagara Falls.
This ridge of stone, thousands of years in the making has created the perfect place to grow our the grapses for this icewine. A perfect combination of soil types and weather patterns come from this ridge.
Typically regular wine grapes are harvested in autumn, from September to October. However to produce icewine, the grapes are not harvested until December or January, when the weather is at its coldest and the temperature has reached at least minus ten degrees Celsius or below.
After hand harvesting the frozen grapes, they are immediately pressed and release a small amount of
juice which is very concentrated in flavours and character.
The end result is a unique and special sweet dessert wine.
Blend: 100% Vidal
Titratable Acidity: 14 g/L
Residual Sugar: 190 g/L