Cave Spring Cellars - Riesling Icewine 2019 (375ml)
First named by European settlers in the late 18th century for the limestone caves and mineral springs found on the property, Cave Spring is nestled along a gently sloping terrace of the Niagara Escarpment. Overlooking Lake Ontario, this area known as the Beamsville Bench has proven ideal for cool-climate viticulture. Derived primarily from escarpment limestone, shale and sandstone, these stony clay tills are rich in minerals, yet limited in organic matter, creating the perfect balance of nutrients for growing grapes displaying character and sophistication.
More than three decades ago, the Pennachetti family helped to pioneer the cultivation of noble European grape varietals on the Niagara Peninsula with the planting of their first Riesling and Chardonnay vines at Cave Spring Vineyard. In the years since, Cave Spring Cellars has established itself as one of Canada’s most acclaimed wineries, earning a reputation for crafting elegant and distinctive cool-climate wines in the heart of Ontario’s wine country.
The Cave Spring Icewine is made from 100% Riesling that was selectively harvested in December when the grapes were natrually frozen at temperatures below 18º F. Light gold in color with expressive aromas of spiced pear, orange zest and honeycomb. The palate is lusciously sweet with notes of crème brûlée, raisins, figs and orange marmalade. A piercing acidity keeps all the flavors and textrues in balance as the wine draws out into a long, complex finish. Enjoy with lobster terrine, foie gras, pecan pie or Baklava.