- My Rating: B
Mistelle 2007 – Lake Breeze Winery, 17.0% ABV – 375ml., (Naramata, BC, Canada)
description of Mistelle via Wiki:
- It is produced by adding alcohol to non-fermented or partially fermented grape juice.
- The addition of alcohol stops the fermentation and, as a consequence Mistelle is sweeter than fully fermented grape juice in which the sugars turn to alcohol.
- Style: (Mistelle) Fortified Wine
- Taste: Balanced white raisin eau-de-vie apple pear
- Where I got it : Liberty Wines @Granville Island
How much: $30 – 375ml., sometime in 2010 (?)
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to dessert wine aficionados: no longer produced
Visual: Pours golden amber, super clear.
Nose: fruity muscat-riesling, white-grape/citrus/stonefruit. (lvl-7)-pungency.
Attack: sugars, alcohol detection + bitter
Mid-palate: (lvl-7)-sweetness, medium tang, (MAIN) white grape/raisin, apple/pear, eau-de-vie alcohol, hints of lime
Finish: medium alcohol warmth, clean acidity, residual light cloying fruity finish.
Summary: Great structure, body, and drinkability. Flavours are nice but not extremely pronounced. Sadly Lake Breeze doesn’t appear to be producing it anymore.