2010 Ice Apple Wine

Gold Medal

Denver Int’l Wine Competition, 2011

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Vintage:2010
Wine Type:Apple
Varietal Composition:
34%Liberty
18%Mutsu
18%Goldrush
18%Major
6%Dabinette
6%Chisel Jersey
Appellation:Finger Lakes
Acid:18.5 g/L
pH:3.86
Bottling Date:02/26/2011
Residual Sugar:19.5%
Alcohol %:11.2%

Tasting Notes

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.

Winemaker Notes

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.

Food Pairing

Surely a match made in heaven with an apple tarte tatin, a cheddar and apple clafouti or even Mom’s best apple pie.

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