2014 Wild Ferment Riesling Ice

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Tasting Notes

A classic Ice Wine featuring an elegant structure and refined complexity. Sensuous and salivating aromas of stone fruit, marmalade, and citrus coexist and mingle through to a chatty finish—pure and generous flavor.

Our Ice Wine will make any meal a special occasion and can pair exceptionally with each course. Try with fresh fruit or frozen grapes as an aperitif; Creole seasoned Crabcake or duck confit for dinner; or a small wedge of camembert cheese or stewed red wine poached pears for a great dessert match.

Worlds Best Riesling, Canberra International Riesling Competition

Best Ice Wine, New York Wine & Food Classic

97 Points, jamessuckling.com

95 Points, Wine & Spirits Magazine

93 Points, Vinous

92 Points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Winemaker's Notes

This is an Estate wine produced in the classic manner from vine frozen grapes hand-harvested and pressed immediately. Over the course of three days in January, three tons of Riesling fruit were hand-harvested and immediately pressed. The juice was added to an outdoor tank to stay cool. A few weeks into April, the juice chemistry dropped from 38 Brix to 30.8 Brix, indicating that the wine began fermenting without inoculation. The wine continued to ferment, and was stopped by cooling to a final wine chemistry of 7.8% alcohol and a 27.7% residual sugar, 3.44 pH, and 9.8 g/L TA.

Technical Data

Appellation: Finger Lakes

Varietal Composition: 100% Riesling

Alcohol: 7.8%

Residual Sugar: 27.7%

Acid: 9.8 g/L

pH: 3.44

Harvest Date: January 15, 2014

Bottling Date: September 12, 2014

Cases Produced: 213

Vegan Friendly: Yes

2014 Wild Ferment Riesling Ice