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Bench 1775

Whistler 2013 Sauvignon Blanc VQA Icewine

Whistler 2013 Sauvignon Blanc VQA Icewine
Silver Medal Winner

SILVER ~ 2015 Okanagan Fall Wine Festival.
HONOURS ~ 2014 InterVin International Wine Awards.
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$29.90
/ 200ml
SKU: 830844
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Okanagan
Vineyard Designation
Okaganan Valley, BC VQA
Harvest Date
November 2013
Aging
Stainless Steel Tank
Residual Sugar
150 g/L
Alcohol %
12.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
An exciting wine with intense expression of Sauvignon Blanc Varietal character: rich tropical fruit notes and zingy bright acid. On the Nose: tropical guava, pineapple and gooseberry On the Palate: Intense tropical fruit notes with bright lemon and grapefruit acid notes with delicate creamy notes. A smooth finish, with tropical sweetness balanced by a bright acidity. Luscious!
Production Notes
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°C. 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. These grapes were harvested in November 2013 when a rare daytime cold snap came over the valley.
Winemaker Notes
We use only the finest Sauvignon Blanc grapes to produce the first 100% sauvignon blanc Icewine in Canada.
Food Pairing Notes
To be enjoyed on its own as a liquid dessert or as an accompaniment to desserts and cheeses. For a tropical feel pair with fresh sliced pineapple or for those with a sweet-tooth, try it with some 70% dark cacao chocolate.
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