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Inniskillin Oak Aged Vidal Ice Wine 2006 375ml (Canada)

Since winning the greatest of all possible international accolades, the prestigious Grand Prix d’Honneur, Inniskillin’s Icewines have been consistently lauded and awarded internationally. The aromatic and hardy French hybrid grape Vidal, is ideal for making Niagara Icewine. Not only is it a long and steady ripener, it offers rich full aromas and flavours balanced by a bracing acidity. When wines made of Vidal are oaked and aged, the luscious tropical fruit characters of mango, lychee and apricot are enhanced by creamy vanilla and caramel notes

Harvested at the pinnacle of Canada's crisp winter, the grapes are naturally frozen on the vine and picked when the temperature drops below -10 Celsius. Only a few drops of luscious nectar can be extracted from each bunch, which is expertly guided through fermentation to achieve the rich and alluring specialty known as Icewine. After a milder than normal start to winter, the harvest was started and completed in January. The winemakers were pleased with the quality, resulting from the concentration of fruit characters won over by later picking under idyllic temperatures. An excellent balance between acid and sugar, 2006 could be one of Inniskillin's best. Alcohol 9.0% residual sugar 240 g/L total acidity 12.3 g/L

The highest brix (sugar level) Vidal grapes were selected for this exclusive Cuvée. Fine aromatics of apricot and pear, nectarine and citrus, ginger and almondine. Ripe peache characters, rancio bouquets with overtones of marmalade and tangerine crepes Suzettes. With intense fruit flavours on the palate, the wine's ample natural acidity is softened with a creamy vanilla note afforded by the oak ageing. Smoothly polished in a dazzling and delicately effervescent finish. Lively! Perfect just on it's own as a sophisticated dessert, dreamy with coffee, or an excellent match to brulles and blue veined cheeses. A gift from mother nature to wine lovers everywhere, traditionally served chilled at 5 to 8 Celsius