Aussie Wine Guy is blessed with generous friends who, from time to time, gift bottles of liquid gold – ice wine – mainly from Canada.
This bottle, from Canadian vineyard Rivière du Chêne is aptly called “Monde”, which translates to “world” in English. This is a world-class dessert wine, and embodies all the characteristics dessert wine lovers cherish – layers of juicy fruit and a refined sweetness which doesn’t wash out the caeful fruit combinations.
‘This brilliant sticky wine lives up to the vaunted expectations when it comes to one of Canada’s best exports. Using Orrefors dessert glasses (pictured above), the wine produced a good viscosity on initial swirls in the glass, whilst producing a beautiful golden hue.
The first sitting, it was paired with home made salted caramel parfait which provided a salty bedrock against the perfectly crafted fruit combination of the ice wine. Afterwards, we vulgarly finished off the bottle without any accompaniment because it was that damned good! Highly recommended.