The season started very mild in February and March, followed by cooler-than-average temperatures in April and bud break occurred during the 3rd week of April. The Okanagan heat finally arrived on July 5th and the warm sunny weather continued through the end of August. Our viticulture team monitored conditions and were well prepared knowing a late harvest was imminent. September followed with wet and colder-than-normal temperatures on the ground. Careful vineyard management and a reduction of yields combined with a hot, dry October in the Okanagan allowed grapes to fully develop. Harvest began on September 23rd and ended on November 8th followed by an early Icewine harvest two weeks later.
Naturally frozen on the vine, our Vidal Icewine is decadent and exotic. This Icewine is filled with baked pear, caramel and spice notes balanced with nice acidity. Concentrated and opulent, yet finishes clean with a long
Food Pairing Notes
The perfect finish to an evening, this Icewine can be an aperitif on its own or paired with dried or fresh fruit, mild cheeses, pastries or custards.
|9.5% Alc. | R.S. 300 g/l | Sugar Level at Harvest: 37.5° Brix | 375 mL|