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A Capella Riesling Ice Wine

A Capella Riesling Ice Wine Wine Details

Description: Considered one of the rarest wines of the world, true ice wines are made from perfect grapes left on the vine long after traditional harvest. The weather has to cooperate, too, with a slowly cooling late fall. A three - four day hard freeze with temperatures in the teens prepares the grapes for harvest. These grapes were picked in a blinding December snow storm by 12 hardy souls. The grapes were then crushed outdoors - they cannot be allowed thaw for true ice wine. This process can take days of pressure, extracting about one drop of concentrated juice from each grape.

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


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