Pillitteri Canadian Ice
Canada’s wine industry really only began to blossom in the 1970s, with the proliferation of small, quality focused wineries – and in particular, the “consistently high quality of the sweet wines” that began to appear (Jancis Robinson MW). Gary Pillitteri – a fruit farmer and market stall holder whose parents had emigrated from Sicily in the 1940s – made his first ice wine in 1988.
It won a Gold medal in a local competition and Gary went on to found one of the Niagara Peninsula’s most successful cellars. This precious ice wine was made using Vidal grapes harvested while still naturally frozen and pressed at an average of -10°C – thus enhancing their sweetness and concentrated aromatic flavours. Perfect with cheesecake or key lime pie.
Country of origin: Canada
Alcohol Content: 10.5% Vol
Type: White Wine
Dominant Varietal: Vidal
Cuisine: Perfect with cheesecake or key lime pie.
Subregion Produced In: Niagara Peninsula
Varietal Composition: Vidal
An unusual tropical fruit overtone is present, a good nose and drinkable