This is a crazy, crazy wine, but it really works. It’s a sparkling ice wine.
Inniskillin Vidal Sparkling Ice Wine 2006 Niagara Peninsula, Canada
9% alcohol. Made like an ice wine, with grapes picked at -10 C, this is a bit different: it’s gently sparkling. Gold/bronze in colour, with residual sugar of 230 g/litre, it’s viscous and sweet with lovely nectarine and apricot fruit, with a bit of honey, too. Luscious, complex and viscous, the high acidity and sparkle add a nice counter to the intense sweetness. It’s very expensive, but it’s remarkable and quite fine. 94/100 (£45 Ocado.com, Waitrose wine direct)
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