Have you ever tried a late harvest wine? I love drinking this type of wine during the fall season! A late harvest wine is made of grapes that have stayed on the vine later into the harvest. This makes the wine sweeter, which is why cool-climate Rieslings make the best late harvest wines. The naturally high acidity found in cool-climate Rieslings balances out the sweetness and creates a wine perfect for food pairing. In Ontario, we produce some great late harvest wines, like the Pelee Island Late Harvest Riesling.
The Pelee Island Late Harvest Riesling is a semi-sweet, crisp and aromatic wine. It has fresh orchard aromas of green apple and pear that carry through onto the palate. The honeyed flavours are balanced with the high acidity in this wine. The Late Harvest Riesling will pair nicely with spicy foods. I had this wine with spicy sausage stuffed acorn squash – recipe comin to the blog soon! You can pick up with Pelee Island Late Harvest Riesling at the LCBO for $15.95.