2017 Syrah Icewine

Icewine harvest is so often a game of cat and mouse, and the 2017 vintage proved no different. We watched several chilly windows go by as we approached the end of December, but it wasn't until just two days before Christmas that the desired temperatures arrived and we were able to harvest those wonderfully sweet, frozen clusters.

One of a sprinkling of icewines made from this varietal worldwide, our Syrah icewine is a brilliant ruby red in the glass with a beautifully rich viscosity. Aromas of blackberry jam, chokecherry and red-wine poached pears are complemented by top notes of red currents and licorice.

The wine lingers on the palate with flavours of apricots, quince paste, strawberry and sun-ripened peaches. A lovely herbal sage note offers this dessert wine an intriguing savoury character.