2013 Pinnacle Hill Icewine
This icewine was crafted from Vidal Blanc grapes harvested and pressed at -14 C. Try some with apple pie, panna cotta, or foie gras.
Grape: 100% Vidal Blanc
The 2013 growing season started out looking like a very average vintage. Spring and summer were both cooler than the last 3 years though temperatures were closer to average norms. As is often said in the grape growing industry the most important time is the fall and 2013’s was pretty near perfect. Warm dry weather held from mid-August through mid-October allowing grapes to develop fully. Nova Scotia was very lucky in the fall of 2013, avoiding any tropical storms or hurricanes which can dilute or damage the fruit.
This wine was made from grapes harvested mid-December in frigid conditions. (about -14ºC) After pressing, the concentrated icewine juice is released with over 40% sugar and plenty of acid and flavour to keep the wine balanced. This wine was fermented in 6 separate lots with 4 specialty dessert wine yeast strains from around the world. The result is an incredibly rich and intense wine worthy of savouring.
Look for notes of nectarine, dried apricot, and delicious apple, with cinnamon and nutmeg on the nose. The palate reveals ripe fruit with apple and nectarine leading to spice and lees with an incredibly long and surprisingly refreshing finish.
Suggested Food Pairings:
This wine pairs well with foie gras, pâté, apple crumble, or vanilla panna cotta. For a simple pairing enjoy it with, or drizzled on, a bowl of ice cream.
Total Acidity: 13.5g/L
Residual Sugar: 199.0g/L
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