Mistelle 2007 – Lake Breeze Winery (Naramata, BC, Canada)

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  • 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.

My notes:

  • 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.