Icewine as it’s called, I only knew about this little bottle of joy a month ago. I asked my brother to buy at duty free on his way to London. I am no expert in wine but I’ll summarise what icewine is. It’s a desert wine made from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine. The grapes are plucked at very extreme cold temperatures results in the water from grape becoming frozen whilst the sugar itself does not. The result is very concentrated and sweet wine. They say one grape creates a drop of wine.
After enjoying a hot curry at a friend’s place over weekend, we coronated the bottle (served cold) over slice of lemon tart which accompanies well. It’s recommended to drink ice wine in a cocktail glass, we didn’t realise this after we’ve poured, nevertheless the aroma was breath-taking. You could literally pick out floral fragrant, from elderflower, jasmine to rose. There is a strong fruity aroma as well from apricots, nectarine and subtle almonds. The palate is rich. The texture is concentrated and deep. We took turns blurting out what our tongues could taste, includes peach, dark honey, apricot, lemon zest, honey dew melon, figs, pineapples, vanilla and plum.
The icewine is a drop to be savour in every sip. Your tongue would be crying for more once you’ve emptied the bottle. Be prepared to pay for what it’s worth, a bottle of 350ml icewine will cost you £35-£45, but cheaper at airport duty free.
whiskytale: Your ice wine is the girl in the red dress at the dinner party. Once she has your attention and she will, you’re her seductress slave for the rest of eternity. I have to go buy myself another bottle now!!