Full Review

Bordeleau

Bordeleau
2014 Ice Vidal Blanc, Maryland

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Ice Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 9.5%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$20

Bordeleau
2014 Ice Vidal Blanc, Maryland

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Ice Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 9.5%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of honey-nut cereal, dried apricot, almond milk, and apple compote with a satiny, bright, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish that exhibits overtones of granola. An interesting, grainy take on ice wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky
Aroma Aroma: honey-nut cereal, dried apricot, almond milk, and apple compote
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of granola
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Apple Pie, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An interesting, grainy take on ice wine.

The Producer

Bordeleau Winery

The Producer
3155 Noble Farm Rd
Eden, MD 21822
USA
1 410-677-3334

Ice Wine

Wine Glass Dessert.jpg
Serve in a Copita
Ice Wine is a dessert wine that is made from frozen grapes that are harvested very late, anywhere from December to early March. At peak, these frozen grapes have at harvest, a water content in which 80% remains as frozen crystals. Fermentation takes months to complete.

Ice wine is made from white and red grapes, primarily Riesling as well as Vidal, while Cabernet Franc is the leading red variety. Most examples of ice wine are still, but there are also sparkling versions produced.

Canada is a major producer of Ice Wine, most notably in the Niagara Peninsula in Ontario and the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. Residual sugar is quite high (about 150 grams per liter, similar to Sauternes from France), but since the acidity is usually high, ice wines do not taste overly sweet.

Ideal consumption time is from eight to ten years; these are best enjoyed on their own or with blue cheeses.