Rich ripe pear and golden delicious apple dominate the nose with a hint of clementine and orange blossom. Slight honey and clementine appear on the palate finishing with delightful Asian pear and tropical fruit notes. This wine is sweet yet refreshing with well balanced acidity.
Wine Maker Notes
This Icewine is the Artisan Prince of Caroline Cellars Winery. It is created from the winery's estate grown grapes. Mother Nature's special winter kiss sets the stage for The Most Romantic Wine™. Grapes are left on the vine well into the winter months to naturally freeze and thaw. This process causes dehydration in the grape so it concentrates the sugars, acids, and extracts, thereby intensifying the flavors while adding complexity to the wine. The handpicked grapes are immediately pressed at the coldest moment of a winter’s night under the strict supervision of the VQA. Each pressed frozen grape creates just one smooth, rich, luxurious drop of Icewine juice. The juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks for at least 3 months or more by the artisan wine maker. As a result it has a rich ripe pear and golden delicious apple dominating the nose with a hint of clementine and orange blossom. A slight honey and clementine appear on the palate finishing with a delightful Asian pear and tropical fruit notes. This wine is sweet and refreshing with well balanced acidity.
Bronze Medal Winner – Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards 2010
Residual sugar: 252 g/LAlcohol: 11.0%
Great with citrus desserts, crepes, or with dark bitter chocolate
Caroline Cellars Riesling Icewine is part of an Elite Collection of Icewines designed to bring the romance back into wine by introducing Icewine as The Most Romantic Wine™. Distinctive characteristics from each varietal evoke a different taste profile and emotion. This rich, flavorful nectar will be a wine that can be paired with your mood not just your food. The discerning consumer will appreciate the promise of this collection.