REIF Estate Winery Cabernet Icewine Grand Reserve 2013 (375ml) - VQA
Award : SILVER - 2017 International Wine and Spirits Competition (REIF Estate Cabernet Icewine Grand Reserve 2013)
VINTAGE & VITICULTURE
Weather conditioned varied greatly throughout the year but overall temperatures fell in the normal range and rainfall was normal to above normal. Harvest time arrived with a warm September but October saw untimely rains which made things trickier. Overall it was a good harvest.
The first vintage was done in 2000 and was the first Cab Sauvignon Icewine ever made. The grapes were perfectly frozen and the juice flowed in a beautiful ruby colour at 38.8 brix. The fermentation was slow and steady and alcohol reached 10.5% which was ideal for this vintage. The 2013 vintage gave us a perfect balance of fruit and acidity.
Aromas of grandma’s homemade strawberry jam. Sweet raspberry and rhubarb pie displayed with a ruby rose colour. On the palate sweet strawberry jam finishing with a smooth texture, sweet red berries and a refreshing acid to balance the sweetness. Indulge and enjoy with chocolate truffles or dark to milk chocolate. All chocolate is good with this Cabernet Icewine.