EX NIHILO SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL; limited Edition Release VQA 2004 Riesling Reserve Icewine

APPELLATION:Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley
COMPOSITION:100% PINOT GRIS
CLONE:53
BOTTLE SIZE:750 ml.
ALCOHOL:12.0%
RESIDUAL SUGAR:117 g/L (0)
ACIDITY:5.6 g/L
CASE PRODUCTION:222
CODE:871772
PRICE:SOLD OUT 

VINTAGE DESCRIPTION:

The Okanagan Valley of British Columbia in Western Canada is home to an ideal Icewine vineyard, known as Ex Nihilo. This vineyard, due to the effects of its microclimate, slope and soils, is considered one of the best sites in the world to produce premium Icewine. The Rolling Stones Icewine is crafted in limited quantity from grapes grown exclusively from this site. Strict vineyard practices are followed throughout the year at Ex Nihilo vineyard to ensure grapes of only the highest quality are used in the production of the Rolling Stones Icewine.

WINEMAKING:

The Rolling Stones Icewine is one of the rarest wines in the world. Our Pinot Noir grapes are left to hang on the vine well into to the winter months. When the temperature reaches -8°C the frozen grapes are handpicked and pressed in the extreme cold. This remarkable process intensifies the sugar, acid and flavors in the grapes, resulting in a wine unlike any other.

TASTING NOTES

Caramel and baked apple, accented with notes of peach and pineapple. The palate further reveals the wine’s complexity with flavours of mango and dried apricots.This wine will also gain complexity with additional cellaring, estimated at 6 - 8 years

RELEASE DATE:

Sept 10, 2009

WINEMAKERS:

Dr. Allan Marks, Graham Pierce, Rob Thielicke

EX NIHILO VINEYARDS 1525 CAMP RD., LAKE COUNTRY, BC V4V 1K2, PHONE: 250.766.5522