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Ice Wine (Canada)

Ice Wine Grapes

Ice Wine is made from grapes that froze before beeing picked.

Serving Temperature

4-6°C
(40-43°F)

Typical Flavors


Apple
Apple
Pear
Pear
Peach
Peach
Guava
Guava

Honey
Honey
Stone
Stone
Minerals
Minerals
Smoke
Smoke

Typical flavors for Riesling Eiswein are: Apple. Pear. Peach. Guava. Mineral. Stone. Smoke.

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Meditation
Aperitif
Spicy Food
Spicy
Food
Panettone
Fruit
Dessert
Chocolate
Chocolate

Chili
Chili
Strawberry Pie
Fruit Pie
Cheese
Cheese
Cheese
Cheese

Salted Nuts. Tapenade. Salty Antipasti. Appetizers.
Spicy Food. Thai. Indian.Curry. Mexican.
Ice Cream. Sweet Pudding. Pecan Pie.
Strong Cheese. Roquefort. Gorgonzola. Parmesan.

About

Ice Wine is a very sweet dessert wine, made from grapes that have been picked and pressed when frozen.

True Eiswein must be picked in December or January, the middle of the night, after two days of frost.

Unlike other dessert wines like Trockenbeerenauslese, Sauternes, and Tokaji, Ice Wine grapes should not be affected by Botrytis Cinerea or Noble Rot. Only healthy grapes can survive until harvest, in extreme cases after Chistmas or New Year.

Ice Wine is always a very sweet wine made from frozen grapes. This concentrates the sugar, reduces the weight, and produces very sweet wines.

Germany and Canada (Ice Wine) are the world's largest producers of Ice Wine.

Ice Wine can be made from many types of grapes like Vidal and Chardonnay (Canada), Cabernet Franc and Merlot (Canada, USA), and even Cabernet Sauvignon (Canada), but the most common and most famous is German Riesling Eiswein.

Alcohol can be addictive. Drink in moderation.

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