Jackson-Triggs Vidal Niagara Peninsula Vqa Icewine 2006
Proprietors' Reserve 2006 Vidal Icewine VQA Niagara Peninsula Harvest The grapes for the Jackson-Triggs 2006 Proprietors’ Reserve Vidal Icewine were harvested January 30th and February 21st at 40º Brix from select vineyards in the Niagara Peninsula. Winemaking The naturally frozen grapes for our Vidal Icewine were pressed at an average of -10°C thus enhancing the varietal’s sweetness and concentrated aromatic flavours. This was followed by fermentation in stainless steel to preserve the wine's intensity. Winemaker's Notes This richly textured wine displays fresh tropical aromas of papaya, mango and apricot. Bold fruit flavours balanced with fine acidity caress the palate and conclude with an exquisite silky finish. Food Pairings Serve slightly chilled on its own or with fresh fruit, foie gras, rich paté or a selection of fine cheeses. Technical Analysis Alcohol/Vol: 10.5 % Residual Sugar: 228 g/l Dryness: 23 Total Acidity: 11 g/l
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I adore this wine. Its true what others say about its low acidity. Fruit tree blossom on the nose. On the palate, dried tropical fruit (mostly mango) with some apple and golden raisins. Very long sticky finish with just a hint of butter. Expect to pay at least $20 U.S. for a 187 ml bottle but what the hey, they don't get much juice out of those frozen grapes
I don't know how to rate Ice Wine. It tasted like Honey, caramel, apples and pears. anyways, it tasted ok. wouldn't get it again
Some acidity, but not sufficient to balance the sweetness. Strong apple flavors with a fairly complex nutty finish. Not bad, but at $20 for a 1/4 bottle its overpriced.
I first tasted and purchased this icewine while in Niagara On the Lake with friends. I loved its sweet fruity flavor, and its heavy weight. It reminded me of something the Vikings might have made for their winter festival. Since my first purchase, my husband has spoiled me with freshly-made icewine from Niagara On the Lake each summer when he returns from his annual Canadian fishing trip.