This beautiful complex and balanced dessert wine has nuances of dried herb and dried sweet fruits balanced with soft acidity.
GOLD MEDAL! 2013 All Canadian Wine Championships.
SILVER MEDAL! 2013 Northwest Wine Summit.
"Very Good. Strong Recommendation." 2013 Ultimate Wine Challenge (New York).
SILVER MEDAL! 2013 Pacific Rim Wine Competition.
Food Pairing Notes
To be enjoyed on its own, or as an accompaniment to desserts ~The Merlot Ice Wine is the perfect wine to pair with savoury patés, sharp cheeses and dark chocolate desserts. Please note that when pairing dessert wines to food, the dessert should not be sweeter than the wine.
Our grapes are allowed to ripen fully in the heat of the hot desert summer and then left to naturally freeze on the vines until temperatures drop below -8 ℃. Often there is only a day or so to hand pick and press the frozen grapes, which are then skillfully vinted to produce our award winning Icewines.