Peller, Cabernet Franc Icewine 2016

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  • Type:

    Sweet

  • Country:

    Canada

  • Region:

    Ontario

  • ABV:

    11.50%

  • Grape:

    Cabernet Franc

  • Grape Blend:

    Cabernet Franc 100%

  • Winemaker:

    Katie Dickieson

  • Bottle Size:

    375ml

Peller Cabernet Franc Icewine 2016 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Deep salmon pink colour with an aromatic bouquet of rhubarb, raspberry, blackberry with a touch of spice and herbal notes. A rich mouth-feel with wonderful fruit flavours of red berries and rhubarb. Red currants, spice and pomegranate on a long lingering finish. Soft delicate tannins and the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity provide great mouth-feel.

Production Notes

Naturally frozen Cabernet Franc grapes are hand harvested at -10C. Pressed frozen, releasing only one drop of pure extract from each grape. Fermentation is performed at a cool temperature to retain fruit concentration (a short skin contact for colour and complexity), then 70% of the wine is aged in stainless steel

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Producer Profile

Just over 40 years ago, a Hungarian immigrant named Andrew Peller opened a modest winery in British Columbia, OkanaganValley . It was his belief that as the Canadian community matured culturally that eventually wine would and could become a major part of its lifestyle the same way it did in Europe . And that means not just the wine itself but the whole concept of really appreciating food and wine together in a way very much different than only a very special occasion type of product. That was Andrew's view in the early days that motivated him to start a winery. As Peller Estates has been successful with introducing wines and being part of the increasing wine movement in Canada, the Peller family keeps setting goals to higher levels and the aspire to produce wines that rank amongst the best in the world. It is from signature products like Icewine, but also Chardonnays and Rieslings that are as good as those produced anywhere around the world, as well as premium and ultra-premium red wines. Many believed that these could not be grown, but it has been repeatedly proven that premium reds actually do extremely well and the quality is quite remarkable. The Pellers are Icewine pioneers, being among the first families to explore the possibilities of this unique Canadian style of wine. But they went further, planting their Niagara Peninsula vineyards closer to Lake Ontario in an effort to make their Icewine fresher and more food-friendly.Producing Icewine is an extraordinarily laborious process, involving the thawing and freezing of grapes on numerous occasions, picking them at the perfect moment and, in the winery, a long, slow pressing during which the winery workers have been known to stage a few games of hockey to pass the time. The wines that result, uniquely unctuous but with a piercing streak of lip-smacking freshness are delicious on their own, but acquire new dimensions alongside food.