Pelee Island Vidal Icewine 2017
Pelee Island is Canada's largest independent winery and also the largest estate vineyard covering 600 acres. Nestled in the western basin of Lake Erie, Pelee Island is Canada's Southern most inhabited tip of land. Home to over 10,000 indigenous species, Pelee Island is the environmental pride of Canada. Below the 41st parallel, it is as far south as Mendocino, California, Rome and Madrid and is Canada's warmest region with a growing season over 50 days longer than mainland Canada. No insecticides are used in the vineyards and only a 100% island grown natural fertilizer, sorghum soudan grass, is applied.
Left on the vine until thoroughly frozen, these grapes are pressed before they are allowed to thaw, releasing their honey like juice. Residual sugar is 40 Brix.
Icewine is produced from grapes which are left on the vine in the autumn and then hand harvested in December and January when temperatures fall below -10 C and the grapes have frozen solid naturally on the vine.
Icewine is produced from grapes which are left on the vine in the autumn and then hand harvested in December and January when temperatures fall below -10 C and the grapes have frozen solid naturally on the vine concentrating the sugar. This dessert wine is lusciously sweet and smooth with rich, concentrated aromas of apricots and peaches.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
Enjoy its superb tingling acidity and extraordinary length of finish as a sipping wine or as an accompaniment to semi sweet desserts
Country / Region / Appellation
CA / Ontario / Ontario
Walter Schmoranz & Martin Janz