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Ratafia VQA by Peninsula Ridge 2006

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This is something quite special and very unique. Ratafia is a sweet, slightly oxidized and fortified wine that you'll find in the refrigerator of most winemakers in Burgundy, France. After a hard days work fighting through the tannins of the young wines they're making, an ice cold glass of Ratafia sooths the mouth and rewards the soul. Jean Pierre harvested very ripe Chardonnay in 2002. Halfway through the fermentation, he added Plum eau-de-vie. Yeast can't exist in an environment with more than about 15% alcohol, so when the eau-de-vie pumps the volume up to 18% the yeast is killed. They never get a chance to finish the natural sugars in the juice, leaving the delicacy to us. The result is a strongly flavoured dessert wine with lovely aromas of apricot and caramel. This one smells just like an apricot tart that has just come out of the oven. Drink this wine as cold as ice in small glasses - it's fantastic over ice cream.



Peninsula Ridge

Canada (Canada), Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)

1 x 500 ml

Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Sweets



Unfermented Chardonnay juice is fortified with plum spirits.  A nose of mineral, fresh honey, plum and candied tangerine peel.  Very well balanced on the palate with flavours of hazelnut, creme brulee and caramel.  Aged in French oak for 16 months. Delicious!

Additional Information

Additional Information

Bottles per Case 1
Parker Point Score No
Bottle Size 500 ml
Producer Peninsula Ridge
Region Canada (Canada), Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)
Alcohol 18.0% alc. / vol.
Style Dessert wines
Vintage 2006
Farming Method Sustainable
Grapes Chardonnay
Food Pairing Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Sweets
Descriptors Fruity, Mineral
Wine Type Dessert/Liquor
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Full
Price of Case $39.95

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