Wine Inniskillin, Riesling Icewine, 2012, gift box, 375 ml
The wine is straw-yellow color.
Taste wine rich, elegant, with good structure, concentrated tones of peach, apricot, clove nuances and crisp, lively acidity.
In the saturated sound bouquet of wine aromas of fresh orange, lemon, lime and spices.
The wine goes well with blue and cream cheeses, scallops, fat spreads, fresh fruit and baked apples.
Before you begin to harvest to create "ice wine" Riesling, agronomist of Gerald Klose and winemaker Bruce Nicholson carried out constant monitoring of night temperature swings, so as not to miss the necessary -10 ° C. Desired cold period occurred only in the last week of January. Frozen berries Riesling collected in the morning and immediately transported to the winery, where they were pressed under the open sky. As the winemakers, grape reached a critical balance of natural sweetness and acidity, which they sought. Fermentation of wine in stainless steel tanks lasted 21 days at a temperature of 15 ° C.
The creators of the Canadian brand Inniskillin (Inniskillin) Karl Kaiser and Donald Dziraldo from the outset supposed to occupy a niche of premium wines. To achieve this goal companions decided to use grape varieties Riesling, Chardonnay and Gamay, which assumed to grow at the Niagara Peninsula. The first vineyards were planted really in Ontario, and production is located in an estate belonging to the family Dziraldo. Soon wines of Inniskillin gained wide popularity among Canadians due to their high taste and quality characteristics. In 1984, 9 years after its establishment, the company introduced the first samples of its new line of wines - Icewine ("Ledyaev wine"), which was an absolute breakthrough in the wine industry.
The process of creating "Ledyaev wine" takes place in several stages: in late autumn (October), when the grapes fully ripe, they are covered with protective mesh and leave until the first frost. This technique, on the one hand, dehydrates figs and gives a little juice, but on the other - gives these precious drops incredible sweetness, richness of flavor and aroma. Harvesting takes place at night, at temperatures below -10 ° C, followed by frozen grapes put under pressure, standing in the open.
Inniskillin unchanged credo remains the pursuit of high quality products. To this end, Donald Dziraldo organized association "Vintners Quality Alliance", whose mission is to control the production of wines in Canada. In 1989 Dziraldo initiated the introduction of quality "Vintners Quality Alliance" (VQA), set high quality standards for Canadian wines. Today the company owns Inniskillin vineyards not only in Canada, but also is the owner of the estate in British Columbia ("Inniskillin Estate Winery").