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Casa Larga

Casa Larga
2015 Fiori Delle Stelle Estate Grown Ice Wine, Vidal Blanc, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chocolate Dessert

Category: Ice Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.1% RS: 19.2%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$47.99

Casa Larga
2015 Fiori Delle Stelle Estate Grown Ice Wine, Vidal Blanc, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chocolate Dessert

Category: Ice Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.1% RS: 19.2%
Gold color. Fruity, sour aromas and flavors of honey drizzled biscuits, sour peach hard candies, caramelized pineapple, and cream soda with a round, soft, very sweet light-to-medium body and a seamless, brisk finish with touches of butterscotch with soft tannins. A gulpable ice wine to tuck in cocktails or serve on ice.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: honey drizzled biscuits, sour peach hard candies, caramelized pineapple, and cream soda
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of butterscotch
Sweetness Sweetness: Very Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Box Of Chocolates, Peach Pie, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A gulpable ice wine to tuck in cocktails or serve on ice.

The Producer

Casa Larga Vineyards

The Producer
2287 Turk Hill Rd.
Fairport, NY 14450
USA
1 585-223-4210

Ice Wine

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Serve in a Copita
Ice Wine is a dessert wine that is made from frozen grapes that are harvested very late, anywhere from December to early March. At peak, these frozen grapes have at harvest, a water content in which 80% remains as frozen crystals. Fermentation takes months to complete.

Ice wine is made from white and red grapes, primarily Riesling as well as Vidal, while Cabernet Franc is the leading red variety. Most examples of ice wine are still, but there are also sparkling versions produced.

Canada is a major producer of Ice Wine, most notably in the Niagara Peninsula in Ontario and the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. Residual sugar is quite high (about 150 grams per liter, similar to Sauternes from France), but since the acidity is usually high, ice wines do not taste overly sweet.

Ideal consumption time is from eight to ten years; these are best enjoyed on their own or with blue cheeses.