The 2013 Reserve Vidal Icewine is bursting with juicy tropical fruits. It is delightful when served with unique dishes such as spicy Thai spring rolls, Vidal-glazed pork tenderloin, & chilled strawberry soup; a taste sensation with a variety of cheeses, such as blue-veined (Roquefort), triple cream, goat’s cheese, and aged Parmesan.
Optimal ripening conditions contributed to good complexity and exceptional quality for the 2013 vintage. A cool start to spring saw a transition into a warm summer with excellent ripening. Abundant sunshine, minimal rain and warm daytime temperatures during September through mid October provided white varietals with distinct aromatics and ripe fruit, particularly Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer and Riesling. Harvest began on September 6th with the sparkling base for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Good colour extraction and tannins in the full range of reds reflect their good phenological ripeness, especially Merlot and Pinot Noir.