2010 Ice Apple Wine
Ice Apple Splash is an apple dessert wine, light, bright gold in color with an enticing bouquet of apple, brulée, pear and quince. A sip is sumptuous, mouth-filling and mouthwatering with rich, sweet apple flavors balanced by fresh fruit acidity. The finish is long, vibrant and completely compelling.
This “Iced Cider” was produced by cryoconcentrating and then fermenting the concentrated juice. It is a blend of 34% Liberty, 18% Mutsu, 18% Goldrush 18% Major, 6% Dabinette and 6% Chisel Jersey. On January 14, 2011, 900 gallons of blended juice (13.5 Brix, 4.3 g/L Ta as tartaric, 3.57pH) were received from Cornell Orchards. The juice was cold settled then racked to three cubical plastic tanks, and frozen for 10 days. The tanks were frozen and thawed three times, producing an overall yield of 242 gallons of juice at 37 Brix.
Surely a match made in heaven with an apple tarte tatin, a cheddar and apple clafouti or even Mom’s best apple pie.