See Decanter experts' rating, tasting notes and drinking window for Inniskillin, Gold Label Oak-Aged Vidal Icewine, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario 2013.
Inniskillin, Gold Label Oak-Aged Vidal Icewine, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario 2013
Rich, very sweet and yet delicate thanks to acidity lifting the honeyed tropical fruit flavours. A rare example of oak-aged icewine (about four months in barrels), the Vidal fruit is taken from Inniskillin’s famous Brae Burn Vineyard – one of Ontario’s best.
Price: £51.99/375ml AG Wines, Exel, Fortnum & Mason, Hawkshead Wines, Le Vignoble, Noble Green, Slurp, Woodwinters
Donald Ziraldo – dubbed Canada’s Robert Mondavi – founded the winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake in 1975 with a partner, Karl Kaiser. Both are now retired.
Inniskillin pioneered Canadian Icewine – a genre that has become a mainstay of the Ontario wine industry and rivals Germany’s eiswein in quality and price, according to many critics. Inniskillin also helped to establish Canada’s modern estate-winery movement and helped put Canada on the international wine map.