Dessert Wine. Cabernet Franc is an unlikely but interesting candidate for Icewine. With its brilliant red colour and rich flavours, this vintage has produced a rare and exceptional red Icewine with an abundance of primary fruit aromas on the nose, strawberries and cream on the palate and a long, smooth lingering finish.
Background: Inniskillin Icewine, recognized as one of the world's finest speciality wines, is a gift from winter to wine lovers. Harvested at the pinnacle of Canada's crisp winter, the grapes are naturally frozen on the vines and picked when the temperature drops below -10c. The removal of ice crystals, separated from the frozen grapes during pressing concentrated the juice into a delicate nectar to achieve the rich and alluring speciality known as Icewine.