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Oak-Aged Vidal Icewine 200 mL

Oak-Aged Vidal Icewine (200 mL) Wine Details
Price: $26.95 per bottle

Description: Any oak aging for Icewine is a departure from the traditional, but the choice of American oak barrels, with their sweet, spicy character is appropriate and has complemented the sweet fruitiness of this Icewine. The winemaker has made sure the effect of the oak is subtle, so it does not detract from the glorious peachiness and citrus character of the juice. The oak has added a bit of exotic clove aromatics combined with some luscious vanilla. Look also for notes of brown sugar, peach preserve and some dried apricot with just a hint of coconut. The flavors are complex and satisfying. This is like drinking your cake and having it too. Just don't mix your Icewine with an overly sweet cake as you could smother the elegance of the succulent wine. Try shortbread, fruit cake or tarte tatin instead. Creamy cheeses with veins of blue provide a satisfying blend of contrasting flavors and, for something ultra decadent at your holiday parties, try this Icewine with some paté de foie gras.

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.


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