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SIGNATURE SERIES CLASSIC ICE CUVÉE SPARKLING Icewine dosage, traditional method, VQA Niagara Peninsula, Ontario
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer PELLER ESTATES
Bright medium straw colour. Gently sweet, intense, spicy, honeyed, attractive, ripe apple-melon-apricot-plum purée nose. Gently sweet, medium bodied, spicy, honeyed, bright, fruity, ripe apple-melon flavours with a lingering, gently effervescent finish. This tasty, versatile, crowd-pleaser is best served in a flute which keeps the acidity and fruit front and centre. This NEW blend of 24% Pinot Noir (was 59%) 75% Chardonnay (was 29%), no Gamay Noir (was 8%) and 1% Pinot Meunier (was 4%) is aged in stainless steel just before tirage. After 12-14 months on lees the wine is disgorged and a 90 ml dosage of Vidal Icewine is added. It has 12% alcohol, 20 g/L residual sugar and 8.7 g/L total acidity with a new lot number 221420000L5 on the lower part of the glass bottle. It was previously released on December 12, 2020 at $35.95. CSPC 284547
Type Sparkling Wine
Agent And Pel
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(92 points)
Honeyed, Spicy, Sweet
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: Uncanny once again in that the aromas are so very Icewine, of vidal so notable, like caramelized apricot and orange, glazed and syrupy, as if in upside down cake. The dosage may be small as compared to the sparkling quantity but this acts as much Icewine as it does Sparkling. Not unusual considered the law: \"The wine shall be a sparkling wine that meets all requirements of an Icewine and a Sparkling Wine.\" This follows to the letter of that law. Drink 2020-2023. Last tasted October 2020. Score - 90 (Michael Godel, winealign.com) Price $ 35.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - December 3, 2022
Cases bought 96 (6 bottles per case)

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