Whistler Sauvignon Blanc Ice Wine
BENCH 1775, WHISTLER
An exciting wine with intense expression of Sauvignon Blanc Varietal character: rich tropical fruit notes and zingy bright acid. On the Nose: tropical guava, pineapple and gooseberry On the Palate: Intense tropical fruit notes with bright lemon and grapefruit acid notes with delicate creamy notes. A smooth finish, with tropical sweetness balanced by a bright acidity. Luscious!
HONOURS ~ 2014 InterVin International Wine Awards.
Our grapes are allowed to ripen fully in the heat of the hot desert summer and then left to naturally freeze on the vines until temperatures drop below -8°C. Often there is only a day or so to hand pick and press the frozen grapes, which are then skillfully vinted to produce our award winning Icewines. These grapes were harvested in November 2010 when a rare daytime cold snap came over the valley.
Food Pairing Notes
To be enjoyed on its own as a liquid dessert or as an accompaniment to desserts and cheeses. For a tropical feel pair with fresh sliced pineapple or for those with a sweet-tooth, try it with some 70% dark cacao chocolate.