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Icewine Royale Pack

$121.80 $99.00

Royale Icewine Pack – Take home the perfect combination for an exquisite and truly Canadian Cocktail the “Icewine Royale” paired with locally made artisanal popcorn or simply enjoy these fine bottles on their own. You will also receive a free invitation for our Virtual Icewine Tasting on Saturday January 30th at 2pm. Winter Special: $99 

  • 1 x 2016 Cabernet Icewine (375ml)
  • 1 x 2016 Blanc des Blanc Sparkling Wine (750ml)
  • 1 x Bag of Niagara Artisanal Popcorn (100g)
  • 1 x Recipe Book for Ontario VQA Icewine Cocktails

Winemaker's Notes

2016 CABERNET ICEWINE

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 flavour, not just sugar. This is a unique and explosive wine unlike anything else you have tasted.

2016 BLANC DE BLANCS SPARKLING

Our Blanc de Blancs sparkling is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes using the traditional method. We bottle age this wine on the lees for a minimum of two years and disgorge each bottle just before it leaves our hands, the practice of “RD” or recently disgorged; a sign of quality and attention to detail on the part of the producer. This is a crisp and refreshing wine that engages all your senses. Creamy vanilla, citrus and freshly baked bread notes are lively on the nose. The rich and full mouth feel lingers in your mouth long after you have swallowed.

Vineyard Manager's Notes

2016 CABERNET ICEWINE

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.

2016 BLANC DE BLANCS SPARKLING

The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for our sparkling wines are among the first grapes we pick each year. We hand select bunches right in the vineyard looking for good ripeness while still retaining high acidity. We include grapes from all four of our vineyard sites in order to help maintain the consistency of aromas and flavours in the cuvée each year. Note that this wine is vintage-dated, a rarity among our sparkling wines.

Bosc Family Food Pairings

2016 CABERNET ICEWINE

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.

2016 BLANC DE BLANCS SPARKLING

We love good bubbles, any time, anywhere. This is a yummy wine for sipping while making dinner. It’s fresh and crisp so it will also pair with many appetizers; from smoked salmon to grilled scallops.

Technical Notes

2016 CABERNET ICEWINE

Harvest Date Alcohol Brix at Harvest PH Total Acidity Cases Produced Residual Sugar
December 19 10.90% 44˚ 3.91 6 489 175 g/L

2016 BLANC DE BLANCS SPARKLING

Harvest Date Alcohol Brix at Harvest PH Total Acidity Cases Produced Residual Sugar
September 2 12.70% 18.9˚ 3.24 5.1 250 5 g/L

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