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Riesling Ice Wine

Riesling Ice Wine Wine Details
Price: $60.00 per bottle

Description: Ice Wine is one of the rare, decadent pleasures in life. Old Mission Peninsula is one of the few areas in the world capable of producing Riesling Ice Wine. These grapes were harvested from a 12 year old Riesling vineyard on the Kroupa farm. They were picked frozen and pressed at 18 degrees Fahrenheit. This released the rich, sugar filled juice and left the frozen water behind. The wine has intense honeysuckle aroma. Tropical fruit flavors and a slight spice round out the palate.

Varietal Definition
On the sweeter end of the spectrum, some of the best dessert wines should give thanks to the Riesling varietal. Riesling is known for its complementary nature of combining balanced acidity with sugar. Rieslings are made dry to sweet, but it is the sweet style Riesling that brought about its popularity in the United States. With the rise of spicy sauces, marinades and dips to flavor our meal, Riesling plays a part in taking off the edge of the heat. Riesling is known for a number of signature characteristics: floral, citrus and pear. Riesling has peaked in California with 11,000 acres planted. Today, Monterey County’s cool-climate areas and its long growing season produce good amounts of character for the Riesling grape. Outside of
Earliest grape planted in 17th century in what is now the state of California. Thought to have arrived in the America's by Spanish conquistadores importation. Known to be identical with the Pais grape widely grown in Chile and thought to originate from the Monica grape of Spain and Sardinia.


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