ICE WINE

A Must for Every Wine Cellar

ICE WINES are wines made from the grapes picked on the vine when iced over; frozen on the vine. These wines tend to be very sweet and pour like syrup, and are sometimes known as “liquid gold” because of their color and cost. The grape varieties that are most often used in this wine include Vidal and Riesling.

The signature of great Ice wine is the balancing between sweetness and acidity. Its flavours are generally compared to light-flesh fruits, including pear, peach, apple and tropical fruits, and sometimes to hazelnuts. Good pairings for ice wine include the fruits listed above as well as fruity desserts made from the same, such as a warm pear crisp. Ice wines are also suggested to be paired with nutty and caramel-flavoured desserts

RIESLING STYLE DESSERT WINE
Riesling’s acidity adds the perfect balance to the intense sweetness. Sinfully delicious with intense apricots, apples, and pears on the nose, following through to tempting flavours of honey and lychee that linger on the palate.

half batch $166.50 full batch $229.50

CABERNET FRANC STYLE DESSERT WINE
Your palate will be overcome with flavours of sweet and tart red berries and apricots. A lingering honey finish will have you craving more.

half batch $166.50 full batch $229.50

VIDAL STYLE DESSERT WINE
This golden nectar is full of peach and tropical fruit with a perfectly balanced, honey-like sweetness. Ideal for after-dinner sipping.

half batch $177.50 $252.50

A half batch of dessert wine makes 11.5 litres (31 – 375ml bottles) ( +/ – 5% )

A full batch of dessert wine makes 23 litres (62 – 375ml bottles) ( +/ – 5% )