REIF Estate Winery Vidal Icewine Grand Reserve 2013 (375ml) - VQA
Award : GOLD AND BEST DESSERT TROPHY - 2017 International Wine and Spirits Competition (REIF Estate Vidal Icewine Grand Reserve 2015)
Award : GOLD - 2017 Decanter Wine Awards
Award : SIVLER - 2017 International Wine Challenge
VINTAGE & VITICULTURE
One of the first Canadian Icewines was produced on this property. Our Vidal Icewine includes grapes harvested from our oldest 12-acre block of Vidal vines planted in 1981. Grapes for the Grand Reserve are exclusively picked from the oldest vines on the estate. Average picking temperatures ranged from -10 ˚C and -12˚C.
The juice pressed from clean fruit was carefully fermented for a five month period, with temperature-controlled fermentation (less than 15°C), using selected yeast for cold slow fermenting. The wine was both fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks to highlight the complexity of stone fruit components found in Vidal.
Layered aromas of tropical fruit, honey, apricot and peach follow through on the palate. This very fine Icewine parallels some of the finest dessert wines in the world. A sweet desert wine highlighted and balanced with a fruit fresh, crisp acidity.