See Ya Later Ranch 2018 Vidal Icewine
Notes of honey, beeswax, and caramel apples tickle the nose. On the palate, pear, apple, and notes of fig. A rich dessert wine with an acidity that pairs well with the overall sweetness making it a hit before or after dinner.
The beginning of spring 2016 saw very hot temperatures, which brought an early start to the growing season. When the temperatures dropped later in the spring, there were some concerns over berry development. Our skilled and dedicated vineyard team was able to minimize the loss. The ensuing hot summer days and cool evenings contributed to a great balance of fruit flavours and acidic notes in our whites, while the early start to the season allowed our reds to stay on the vine longer and develop a softer, delicate profile with well-rounded tannins.
It was a particularly chilly day on December 7th when these frozen beauties came in for processing. Typically, we get a 3 day window where the temperature is adequate to pick icewine. This year we saw 37 days where we could legally pick icewine. The grapes were then pressed, then repressed, to extract as much juice as possible. Fermentation was started on December 14th, and finished on December 26th.
Food Pairing Notes
Pancakes doused with icewine, grilled pork roast, berries and fresh cream, fois gras, crème brulee. Cheese: Roquefort, Pecorino, Gruyere, Parmigiano-Reggiano.
(Dec 11, 2019 at 1:24 PM)
Excellent ice wine.....tasted like caramel apples.