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Ice Wine

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A sweet, late harvest wine that can only be made when grapes naturally freeze in the vineyard at a minimum -8°C/17.6°F. Popular varieties include Riesling, Vidal, and Cabernet Franc.

Primary Flavors

  • Pineapple
  • Lemon Curd
  • Honeysuckle
  • Apricot
  • Lychee

Taste Profile

Very-sweet

Medium-full Body

None Tannins

Medium-high Acidity

10–11.5% ABV

Handling

  • SERVE
    45–55°F / 7-12°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Dessert

  • DECANT
    No

  • CELLAR
    3–5 Years

Food Pairing

Ice wines pair well alongside fruit-driven desserts, cheesecake, ice cream and with soft cheeses like Brie and pungent cheeses such as Stilton.

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