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.
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.
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.