Red Wine - VQA Niagara Peninsula
The frozen Cabernet Franc grapes were harvested in late December 2017 when temperatures fell between -10ºC and -13ºC. After settling the juice in stainless steel tanks, cool fermentation was completed in late-February when the wine was placed outdoors to stop fermentation and to complete natural cold stabilization. The wine was stored in solely stainless steel for a period of 8 months before being filtered and then bottled.
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
The Cabernet Franc Icewine has a rich aromatic nose of strawberry, cranberry and cherry. The palate has deeper, more complex flavors of bell pepper that balance the sweetness. This sweet wine is well balanced with good acidity in the finish. Serve chilled to approximately 12°C.
Pair this Icewine with rich flavors such as blue cheese, dark chocolate, fois gras, fresh fruits or vanilla ice cream. This wine may also be served on its own as a dessert.