Finger Lakes, New York- A classic dessert wine produced only in the most extreme conditions, this honeyed, elegant nectar is the perfect pairing for fruit tarts and nuts. Hints of peach blossoms permeate the nose, while clover honey and citrus dominate the palate.
Ice wine (Eiswein in Germany and icewine in Canada) is a rich, flavorful and rare dessert wine. To make ice wine, the winemaker leaves the grapes on the vine, long after traditional harvest season has ended, hoping neither rain nor hungry wildlife gets the grapes first. As soon as the temperature drops sufficiently and the grapes freeze, the grapes must be picked before dawn, and pressed before they thaw. Because much of the water in the grapes is frozen, the pressed juice is concentrated, rich in flavor and high in sugar and acidity.