Wine Inniskillin, Vidal Oak Aged Icewine, 2012, gift box, 375 ml
The wine has a golden amber color.
The wine has an intense, layered taste with a rich texture, hints of fruit, marmalade and candied candied fruits. The natural acidity of the wine after aging in oak barrels softens creamy vanilla nuances. The finish is long and juicy.
In the exotic flavors of wine infused expressive fruity notes of peach, apricot, lychee, mango, ginger and honey.
Wine and completely unaccompanied. At the same time, perfectly complement pate, blue and cream cheeses. Also wine matches perfectly with fresh summer berries with cream, fruit, raspberry mousse, chocolate chip cookies, fruit pies and creme brulee.
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 ("ice wine"), which was an absolute breakthrough in the wine industry.
The process of creating "ice 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").