At Quails’ Gate we have always believed that the key to excellence in Icewine is ensuring that we pick at optimal temperatures. We believe this to be below -14 C as this leads to a concentration of flavours that is not common in all ice wines.
Tasting & Pairing
The Quails’ Gate Ice Wine is very aromatic with sweet baked apple and bright tropical notes that mingle with ripe citrus and dried fruit notes. The palate is crisp and fresh with an excellent balance of racy acidity and genuine fruit sweetness. Icewine is best served chilled and makes an excellent partner to strong cheeses and foie gras. Also pair it with a citrus crème brûlée for even more decadence!
Hand picked on November 23, 2010 em -13 ºC, these grapes were processed while frozen. This method is used to extract only the sweet syrup left behind when the natural water in the fruit is frozen. We have found that some raisining in the grapes adds complexity and sweetness to the wine.
Varietal Blend: 100% Riesling Alc. By Vol: 7.0% Total Acidity: 16.0 g/l Residual Sweetness: 228.0 g/l Sweetness Code: 20 SKU Code: 539239 UPC Code: 77885631077 Date Bottled: Março 2011 Case Volume: 500 casos (200ml)
At Quails’ Gate we have always believed that the key to excellence in Icewine is ensuring that you pick at optimal temperatures. We believe this to be below -14 C as this leads to concentration of flavours that is not common in all Ice Wines.
Tasting & Pairing
Rich traditional Riesling Characters show through this wine and balance off with good acid. A concentrated wine with honey and melon the 2008 is a long term classic. Enjoy now or to 2019. Wonderful with pouched pair with vanilla ice cream this wine will also provide those with a sweeter tooth a nice pairing with cheeses and dried fruits.
Harvested in December this wine was picked at -16 C to capture the essence of the Riesling wine. It almost was like honey as it came off the press. Fermented to capture the classic Riesling style that has lead Canada to become the world’s leader in Ice Wine.
Varietal: 100% Riesling Alc. By Vol: 9.0% Total Acidity: 14 g/l Residual Sweetness: 220 g/l Sweetness: (20) UPC: 778856308174 Date Bottled: Março 2008 Case Volume: 542 casos (200ml)