I’ve come across various social media posts yesterday and today regarding this “New” Icewine made by Pentage in BC for Jackie Fast who apparently is an Apprentice candidate (I haven’t watched it btw.).
She is marketing this 100% Roussanne as a first of a kind at a whopping £139 per half bottle
There is a little more information here from Peter Ranscombe (But not much).
To me, without tasting it, my first thoughts are
A) Doesn’t Roussanne loose acidity the riper it gets?? (Could be wrong )
B) Isn’t it amazing what a pretty face can sell?
C) HOW MUCH??
I’m trying to remember what d’Yeum EP was and I think it was around the same price. I know its not Icewine but I find it hard to believe that the first vintage of this Roussanne wine is being sold at such an inflated price. I think I’ll stick to Peller Ice wines if I’m in the market for a Canadian half bottle.