Home   Map   Blog Roll   WineCompass   Wine 101   My Compass 

Vidal Icewine

Vidal Icewine Wine Details
Price: $39.99 per bottle

Description: Gold Medal Winner at the 2004 Tasters Guild International The grapes used to produce Jost Vineyards Gold Medal Award Winning 2003 Vidal Icewine were grown in the Gaspereau Valley of Nova Scotia. During the coldest mornings of December 2003 (temperatures between -8 C and -14 C) the frozen grapes were harvested and pressed. The pressing yielded a golden nectar which was high in sugar, flavour and balance giving acidity. A cool, slow fermentation resulted in a very complex, full bodied dessert wine.

Varietal Definition
Vidal Blanc:
A white French hybrid once widely planted in the south of France, it is more suitable for growing in warm and humid climates like the South. These vines are prolific, producing large golden berries, suitable for eating out of hand as table grapes. When vinified, Villard Blanc makes a fruity, mildly intense white wine (somewhat Sauvignon Blanc like) of fairly neutral and simple flavors. Primarily used for blending.


Back to Jost Vineyards Ltd information