2014 Wild Ferment Riesling Ice Wine

World's Best Riesling

Canberra Intl Riesling Competition

Best Ice Wine

New York Wine & Food Classic, 2016

97 Points


95 Points

Wine & Spirits Magazine

93 Points


92 Points

Wine Enthusiast Magazine

One of the highest rated wines in the Finger Lakes! Wild fermented from our Estate Riesling Grapes, vine-frozen and hand-harvested at dawn during the winter of 2014.

Print Wine Notes
Wine Type:Dessert Wine / Port
Varietal Composition:
Appellation:Finger Lakes
Acid:9.8 g/L
Bottling Date:09/12/2014
Residual Sugar:27.7%
Alcohol %:7.8%

Tasting Notes

A classic Ice Wine featuring an elegant structure and refined complexity. Sensuous and salivating aromas of stone fruit, marmalade, and citrus coexist and mingle through to a chatty finish—pure and generous flavor.

Winemaker Notes

This is an Estate wine produced in the classic manner from vine frozen grapes hand-harvested and pressed immediately. Over the course of three days in January, three tons of Riesling fruit were hand-harvested and immediately pressed. The juice was added to an outdoor tank to stay cool. A few weeks into April, the juice chemistry dropped from 38 Brix to 30.8 Brix, indicating that the wine began fermenting without inoculation. The wine continued to ferment, and was stopped by cooling to a final wine chemistry of 7.8% alcohol and a 27.7% residual sugar, 3.44 pH, and 9.8 g/L TA. 213 cases of 375 mL bottles were produced.

Food Pairing

Our Ice Wine will make any meal a special occasion and can pair exceptionally with each course. Try with fresh fruit or frozen grapes as an aperitif; Creole seasoned Crabcake or duck confit for dinner; or a small wedge of camembert cheese or stewed red wine poached pears for a great dessert match.

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