Pillitteri Estates Winery

2019 Family Reserve Cabernet Franc Icewine 375ml

  • $75.00
    Unit price per 
Shipping calculated at checkout.

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 2019 Family Reserve Cabernet Franc Icewine is a classic take on this rare Niagara specialty. With great colour intensity in the glass, it opens up with a plethora of confected red fruit characteristics like strawberry and raspberry jam along with maraschino cherry and a backdrop of baking spice. The palate shares similar descriptors with the nose but with an emphasis on rhubarb, caramelized sugar, milk chocolate and a savoury quality. Despite being a lusciously sweet wine, there is ample acidity to keep it fresh and to reduce the perception of sweetness which ultimately leads to a very flavourful desert wine with a smooth mouthfeel.  

Cabernet Franc Icewine pairs well with dark chocolate, red berry driven desserts and strong cheeses.

Technical Information

Appellation: VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake

Blend: 100% Cabernet Franc

Brix at Harvest: 38.1Brix

Alcohol: 11.0% ABV

Residual Sugar: 207g/L

Cellar capacity: Now Till 2030+