The 2017 Howard's Icewine Vidal is one of Sue-Ann's most decorated Icewines!
This is an extraordinary example of Ontario Icewine. The wine is absolutely dynamic, contrasting luscious, seductive suggestions of peach, apricot and grilled pineapple with rich beeswax and fresh acidity.
Sue-Ann vinified the wine from 100% estate fruit, grown on clay soil with limestone rock base. At harvest, the fruit was pressed at –10C, then cool fermented in stainless steel over 4 months with selected yeast and sterile filtered with no additions or fining required.
Mid straw yellow. Summer yellow stone fruits, spiced pear and candied citrus. Lovely balance of super sweet juicy fruits and tangy acidity, the long finish has notes of honey, and candlewax.
"So delish with ripe peach, pear, tropical fruit and pink grapefruit flavours sweet and balanced on the palate. Chill and pair with creamy blue cheeses, peach pie.
Vidal Icewine food pairings: custard tarte, fresh fruit cup, blue-veined cheeses." Natalie MacLean
"Bitter lemon, orange and mint on the piercing nose. Lovely waxy texture, with honeyed lemon and pineapple." Decanter World Wine Awards
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