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2017 Family Reserve Riesling Icewine 375ml

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For an Icewine to reach Family Reserve Icewine it must meet strict winegrowing and winemaking standards: residual sugar, acidity and alcohol must be balanced in perfect harmony.

The 2017 Riesling Icewine represents a classic take on this noble variety. On the nose there are pronounced aromas of candied lemon, poached pear, honeysuckle, grilled pineapple and mandarin orange. This citrus feel replays throughout the wine and adds a wonderful sense of freshness to the tasting experience. The palate has similarities to the nose but reveals additional flavours of Fuji apple, preserved peach, mango and honey. Although this wine is lusciously sweet, it is extremely well balanced by the natural acidity of the Riesling grape and shows finesse as the flavours slowly fade over a lengthy finish.

This wine is perfect as an aperitif or digestif. It also can be enjoyed with strong cheeses (aged cheddar, deep-veined blue cheese, etc.) or desserts less sweet than the Icewine that feature citrus fruit like lemon cake or key lime pie.

Technical Information:

Appellation: VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake

Blend:100% Riesling

Brix at Harvest: 42.0Brix

Alcohol:  10.0% ABV

Residual Sugar: 235 g/L

Cellar capacity: Now till 2030+