Cave Spring Cellars Riesling Icewine 2017, Cave Spring Vineyard, VQA Lincoln Lakeshore, Jordan, Ontario, Canada

This wine originates from our vineyards along the south shore of Lake Ontario, where onshore breezes slowly desiccate Riesling grapes in late autumn. Further concentrated as they freeze solid on the vine with the onset of winter, the clusters are selectively harvested and pressed at temperatures of -10 degrees C (14 degrees F), yielding a golden nectar known the world over for its impeccable balance of sweetness and acidity. 100% Riesling. 100% Estate grown. Appellation: Lincoln Lakeshore. Soil: Lacustrine clay-loam till composed primarily of red shale and sandstone mixed with limestone. Vinification: Naturally frozen grapes were selectively harvested at temperatures below -10 degrees C (14 degrees F); fermentation in stainless steel at cellar temperatures over 4 weeks using selected yeasts. Residual sugar: 205g/L. Color Medium amber. Nose Intense aromas of spiced pear and orange zest rising atop hints of comb honey and creme brulee. Palate: Sweet and medium bodied; lusciously sweet with rich sultana raisin tones up front; lavish flavors of orange marmalade and fresh fig in the middle; this mix of fruit is drawn through by a piercing seam of acidity into a concentrated, lingering finish complemented by notes of dried dates and apricots.