In one of my favourite Simpsons opening scenes ever McBain appears from within an ice sculpture Venus de Milo and … well take a look for yourself
It was with this in mind that i brought an ice wine up from the cellar to celebrate the end of summer. Interestingly nobody was very interested [how paradoxical] in the ice wine. They’re a picky crowd. In the past i’ve heard things from these relatives like “i don’t really like white” and “i don’t really like sweet wine” and “shut up Travis” [actually that’s what i hear most from them]. So i thought maybe they needed some learning.
This Peller Estates Vidal Icewine was a gift from a friend, something i wouldn’t normally buy for myself – but i may have to change that in the future. It was a beautiful ending to the day and to the summer. For those who don’t know, icewine grapes are picked at -10 degrees and then pressed while frozen. This allows only small quantities of Bacchus’ sweet nectar to be extracted. The wine exhibits light floral and peach notes and finishes with a taste of honey suckle. It was delicate and exquisite. Award winning in fact.
Gold Medal – Korea Wine Challenge 2012
Gold MedalDecanter World Wine Awards, UK 2012
Gold Medal – Wine China Competition 2012
Peller Estates Private Reserve Vidal Icewine VINTAGES#: 18564 | 200 mL bottle $26.95