Henry of Pelham Estate Winery Niagara Escarpment Riesling Icewine 2007
Note: I publish batches of reviews that I call Good Values Wine Picks. These are from the regular section of the liquor store rather than the Vintages section, and tend to be lower priced and the most widely available of all wines. The last four reviews I did were: March 7, January 4, December 16 and November 20.
A spectacular wine in all aspects! Honeyed apricot richness with get-down-on-your-knees balance, finesse and elegance. Peach preserves and a clean finish. What more do you want in a dessert wine? Food matches: As an aperitif with strong blue cheeses or seared foie gras, for dessert with fresh fruit..
Reviewed December 1, 2009 by Natalie MacLean
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|Made from naturally frozen grapes picked at temperatures of -8 to -13 degrees Celsius at selected Niagara Escarpment vineyards, both our own and another vineyard on the Beamsville Bench. All Botrytis Cinerea affected fruit is removed prior to harvest.|
Harvest Date: November 24th, 2007 to January 31st, 2008
Yields of approximately 15 hL/ha
Fermented in stainless steel
Released in Vintage Essentials at the LCBO
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Serve this wine between 60-65 degrees Farenheit or 15-18 degrees Celsius.