2002 Inniskillin Cabernet Franc Icewine .375ml

SKU #1012753

Nothing makes you feel more festive around the holidays than this bright pink, very sweet, and super rare Icewine painstakingly made in the dead of winter from Canada's frigid Niagara Peninsula. This wine is both intensely aromatic and varietally distinct, from an incredible Icewine vintage. Showing aromas of herbs, eucalyptus, strawberry, baked rhubarb and spiced apple, unbelievably rich flavors of cranberry, apple and strawberry follow, enlightened by a refreshing acidity. 210 g/l of residual sugar, but just 10% alcohol, so go ahead (if your teeth can handle it), and have a second glass!


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Varietal:

Cabernet Franc

- While Cabernet Franc, a parent with Sauvignon Blanc to the ubiquitous Cabernet Sauvignon, frequently plays second fiddle in Bordeaux blends (though it does get more props on the Right Bank, where it dominates Cheval Blanc), this lighter, higher acid/lower tannin, early-maturing, perfumed red varietal is far from a wallflower. It is the headliner in the Loire Valley appellations of Saumur-Champigny, Bourgueil, St-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Chinon and Anjou-Villages, where it makes exceptional, food-friendly wines. Outside of France, Cabernet Franc can be found in northern Italy, particularly in Friuli and in California where it is frequently used as a blending grape in Bordeaux-style wines. Heartier in the cold than Cabernet Sauvignon, Cab Franc is gaining a foothold in northern and eastern wine regions like Canada, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
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Canada

- Canada's thriving wine industry is concentrated in the four provinces of Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec and Nova Scotia. Because of the extreme climates of these Region, grapes tend to be grown near large bodies of water, which balance the effects of the severe winters. For the same reason, snow-resistant North American grape varieties like Concord and Niagara, the French Vidal Blanc, Seyval Blanc and Baco Noir are grown in Canada. Additionally, Riesling, Chardonnay and Merlot are becoming more popular. The Canadian wine industry is most recognized as the largest producer of Icewine in the world.