2018 Cabernet Icewine (375 ML)


Estate Bottled | VQA — Niagara-on-the-Lake

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Winemaker's Notes

Red Icewine is a rare product and we believe no other has the bold colour of our Cabernet Icewine. The rich ruby-crimson heralds the bold and distinctive flavour we have been able to achieve with this wine. You will be able to tell this is a blend of the two Cabernets; Franc and Sauvignon by the aromas of cassis, cedar and dark chocolate but there are also layers of complexity with cranberry and strawberry notes. On the palate the balancing acidity keeps the sweetness in check so you experience a mouthful of flavor, not just sugar. This is a unique and explosive wine unlike anything else you have tasted.

Vineyard Manager's Notes

Cabernet Franc has acclimatized extremely well to the Niagara Peninsula so it is a good candidate to make into Icewine. Cabernet Sauvignon has a thick skin which allows the grapes to stay intact while we wait for the deep freeze. We tend the blocks earmarked for Icewine like any other blocks by carefully managing the yields and of course keeping the bunches clean by removing any grapes at the first signs of breakdown. Then we wait. And in the winter, when the temperature drops to -10ºC we hand-harvest the bunches by the light of the moon.

Bosc Family Food Pairings

Cabernet Icewine is a fun pairing exercise because it has so many wonderful flavours to compliment. A simple but decadent dessert would be New York cheesecake drizzled with a reduction of the Cabernet Icewine and of course a glass of the wine on the side. We also think this is the only Icewine that works with chocolate. Think about the most velvety chocolate fudge cake with a fresh strawberry compote between the layers.

Technical Notes

Harvest Date Alcohol Brix at Harvest PH Total Acidity Cases Produced Residual Sugar
January 12 9.5% 40.7˚ 3.96 7.4 280 194.3 g/L
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