Vintage & Viticulture
2015 came in with some unusually and at times brutally cold weather. By early spring the weather normalized and June gave us plenty of rain. The growing season gave us hope with sunny warm weather which ran into harvest time. This allowed us to get good maturation of fruit.
The juice used to produce our Select Late Harvest is drawn from a second pressing of our award-winning Vidal Icewine juice. After the first pressing of juice for the Icewine the second pressing yields a slightly less sweet juice that is then fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks to highlight the complexity of stone fruit components found in Vidal.
Characteristic peach and apricot aromatics with a rich texture of honey, peach and apricot on the palate. Sweetness is balanced by a refreshing acidity on the finish, always a sign of a well-made dessert wine.
Pair with like flavours in a peach or apricot fruit flan or melba or try contrasting with salty blue cheese or a rich paté at the beginning of a meal.
Shipping charges in Canada range from $30.00 to $50.00 per 12 bottles (case). Reif Estate online orders are available to Ontario, B.C., Alberta and Manitoba addresses only. You must be 19 or older to order and must be available to sign for your order with proper identification. Wine cannot legally be left without a signature, therefore we strongly recommend delivery to a work address. If you are for any reason dissatisfied with one of our products, please contact us. For orders outside of Ontario please contact the winery at orders [at] reifwinery.com.