Tawse Chardonnay Icewine 2013

🌎 VQA Niagara Peninsula, Canada

🍇 Chardonnay (Organic)

This is the second vintage of Chardonnay icewine produced by Tawse, the first being in 2008. Aging this dessert wine for 12 months in 100% new large oak barrels has resulted in aromas of vanilla, apricot, honey and a touch of oak. On the palate is caramel and a touch of smoke, followed by a surprising tart finish.

Sourced from sustainable farmed Niagara Peninsula vineyards. Viticultural practices included vertical shoot positioning, shoot thinning, cluster thinning, hand leaf removal and hand harvest.

This is a surprisingly versatile icewine that can be easily paired with savory and sweet dishes alike. Try it with blue cheese tarts or an assortment of cheese for a contrast style pairing. Crème brûlée or apple pie is perfect for a complimentary pairing. Of course, this “dessert in a glass” can be enjoyed all on its own.

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