2017 Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine 200ml
For an Icewine to reach Family Reserve classification it must meet a minimum of 38 degrees Brix at harvest. In addition, reserve Icewine meets strict winegrowing and winemaking standards: residual sugar, acidity and alcohol must be balanced in perfect harmony.
Our meticulous selection criteria begins in the vineyard and concludes in the cellar where we examine the final wine’s sugar, acidity, pH and alcohol balance to determine if it is worthy of our Reserve Icewine level. A small about of oak treatment during fermentation gives added complexity and depth.This wine has a medium ruby hue in the glass. The nose exhibits nuances of raspberries, cranberry cocktail and lime zest. The high acidity is even evident on the nose making one’s mouth water almost instantly. The palate explodes with flavours of fresh raspberry pie, cherries in syrup, violets and vanilla bean. The mouth-feel is deliciously sweet and intense, but the natural acidity acts as a backbone creating impeccable balance and length on the palate.