Riesling Icewine

  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2008

Wine Style

At Quails’ Gate we believe the key to excellence in Icewine is ensuring we pick at optimal temperatures. Grapes naturally frozen on the vine produce a concentration of flavours not common in all ice wines.


Tasting & Pairing

Our 2014 Icewine has intense aromas of ripe mango and pineapple with hints of quince and orange. On the palate, the wine is lusciously sweet yet perfectly offset by mouth-watering citrus orange acidity on a long and lingering finish. Serve well chilled with tarte tatin, crème brülée and thoroughly recommended with local blue cheeses.


Winemaking

Our small lot production of Icewine was hand harvested at – 11˚C on November 13, 2014. Picked at 39.1 brix, the naturally frozen clusters were pressed, reducing the juice to delicate nectar of concentrated sweetness.


Technical Notes

Alc by volume: 9.5 %
Total acidity: 12.4 g/l
Residual sweetness: 248 g/l
Sweetness code: 10
SKU code: 851337
UPC code: 778856314175
Date bottled: May 2015
Case volume: 1940


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Wine Style

At Quails’ Gate we believe the key to excellence in Icewine is ensuring we pick at optimal temperatures. Grapes naturally frozen on the vine produce a concentration of flavours not common in all ice wines.


Tasting & Pairing

On the nose we find rich aromas of apple, honeysuckle and Meyer lemon. The wine itself is perfectly balanced with intense flavors of pear and honey and a finish that lingers on the palate. Serve chilled with dark chocolate, a warm baked pear torte or with selective.


Winemaking

Our small lot production of Icewine was hand harvested at – 9.5˚C on November 20, 2013. The naturally frozen clusters were pressed, reducing the juice to a delicate nectar of concentrated sweetness.


Technical Notes

Alc by volume: 8 % Total acidity: 14.3 g/l Residual sweetness: 238 g/l Sweetness code: 10 SKU code: 851337 UPC code: 778856313178 Date bottled: April 2014 Case volume: 684


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Wine Style

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 -8˚C as this leads to a concentration of flavours that is not common in all ice wines.


Tasting & Pairing

Rich aromas of peach and honey with a tantalizing citrus zest. Serve chilled with fruit desserts, chocolate or strong cheeses.


Winemaking

Our small lot production of Icewine was hand harvested at -8˚C on January 12, 2013. The naturally frozen clusters were pressed, reducing the juice to a very delicate nectar of concentrated sweetness and varietal intensity.


Technical Notes

Alc by volume: 9 % Total acidity: 10.2 g/l Residual sweetness: 91.8 g/l Sweetness code: 10 SKU code: 851337 UPC code: 778856312171 Date bottled: June 2013 Case volume: 162


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Wine Style

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!


Winemaking

Hand picked on November 23, 2010 at -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.


Technical Notes

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: March 2011 Case Volume: 500 cases (200ml)


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Wine Style

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.


Winemaking

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.


Technical Notes

Varietal: 100% Riesling Alc. By Vol: 9.0% Total Acidity: 14 g/l Residual Sweetness: 220 g/l Sweetness: (20) UPC: 778856308174 Date Bottled: March 2008 Case Volume: 542 cases (200ml)


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