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Trout Springs Winery

Trout Springs Winery
2017 Below Zero Estate Bottled Red Ice Wine

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Ice Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 16%
81 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$100

Trout Springs Winery
2017 Below Zero Estate Bottled Red Ice Wine

Pair this wine with:
Dessert

Category: Ice Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 16%
Black garnet color. Aromas of chocolate syrup, macerated boysenberry, fig roll, peach liqueur, and baking spices with a satiny, puckering, sweet-and-sour medium body and a swift sour raspberry candy finish. An ice with with racy acidity; best as a unique cocktail ingredient to add distinctive flavor and structure.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: chocolate syrup, macerated boysenberry, fig roll, peach liqueur, and baking spices
Taste Flavor: sour raspberry candy
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet-and-Sour
Enjoy Enjoy: Now in cocktails
Recipes Pairing: Strawberry Shortcake, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An ice with with racy acidity; best as a unique cocktail ingredient to add distinctive flavor and structure.

The Producer

Trout Springs Winery

The Producer
8150 River Rd
Greenleaf, WI 54126
USA
1 920-864-7761

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.