Inniskillin Pearl Vidal Icewine 375ml 2019
|Region||Canada, Ontario, Niagara Peninsula|
This popular Inniskillin Icewine boasts a variety of tropical fruit including orange, mango, and lemons. Flavors of peach and apricot are balanced by a fresh, crisp and lively acidity.
Pairs beautifully with aged cheddar, peach tart, and baked cheesecake with a peach compote.
The 2019 Vidal Icewine comes in with 250 grams of residual sugar, 9.79 of total acidity and 9.5% alcohol. This was bottled in July 2020, the only bottling for this wine this year. The richest of the Vidal ice wines this issue, although only by a hair, this is intensely flavored and rather unctuous. As with its 2018 sibling, this has typical peach and apricot nuances. It shows off a lot of sugar. Part of that extra richness over the 2018 may be the perception created by this being a year younger, to be sure. For today, I like the balance on the 2018 better and give that the nod. This might well catch up in time. The difference between the two is not particularly great, despite rather different vintages.
A deep gold color, this wine is packed with not-quite-syrupy flavors of peach, apricot and marmalade jam. It's a potently fruity dessert wine, with 245 g/L residual sugar.