Vidal Icewine 2008
Cornerstone Estate Winery Cabernet Franc Icewine is from the Niagara Falls region in Ontario Canada, one of the most romantic places on earth. The Cabernet Franc grapes are handpicked and the artisan wine maker puts his full love and passion into making this Icewine. Experience this emotional feeling of an intimate loving and passionate relationship. This Icewine is the missing piece to your puzzle.
Cornerstone Estate Winery Cabernet Franc 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.
This Icewine is the Artisan Prince of Cornerstone Estate 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. What yields is a delightful aroma of apricot and light passion fruit with a glaze of burnt sugar, while tantalizing the palate with caramelized apples and honeyed pear with a flavorful acidic finish.
Residual sugar: 183 g/L
Double Gold medal at Finger Lakes International Wine Competition 2012