Ottawa, ON

June 2017

 

Matt’s review:  Iconic Canadian winery, Inniskillin, is world renowned for their luxurious Icewines, and their sparkling Cabernet Franc Icewine is totally next level! By combining a few of my favourite elements of the Ontario wine industry, namely Cabernet Franc, Icewine, and bubbly, Inniskillin has achieved a profoundly expressive, richly textured, and superbly balanced wine that showcases the greatness of their terroir for producing the finest Icewine in the world – a fact few would challenge. The 2012 sparkling Cabernet Franc Icewine shows perfumed strawberries, bing cherry, and strawberry-rhubarb compote on the nose and palate. Mind blowing texture with the 289g/L residual sugar beautifully balanced with fresh acidity and palate cleansing bubbles. This is the ultimate wine for pairing with the most decadent dessert dishes, or enjoy with spicy Asian cuisine, the hotter the better. Could there be a more proudly Canadian wine?  A must for my Canada 150 celebrations. Tasted May 2017. 95 points. Matt Steeves – http://www.quercusvino.ca

Available online: http://www.greatestatesniagara.com/product/Inniskillin-Sparkling-Cabernet-Franc-Icewine

 

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