Vidal Blanc Ice Wine 2016
Estate Grown & Bottled
Winner of the 2017 Jefferson Cup for Dessert Wines for Dessert Wines!
Harvested in the deep of winter and pressed from grapes frozen on the vine, this genuine ice wine is a genuinely rare treat. It is filled with flavors of rich honey, sweet apricot and exotic fruit flavors. Delicious with a range of desserts. Absolutely wonderful all on its own.
Hunt Country Vineyards is the oldest continuous producer of ice wine in the United States; we produced our first batch of ice wine in 1987. Crafted in the tradition of a German “eis wine”, the Vidal grapes are left on the vines deep into the winter. We wait for the fruit to freeze solid and then early one morning — before the temperature rises above 15° F in the vineyards — we pick the grapes by hand. The frozen grapes are then pressed for many hours to get a small quantity of intensely flavored juice which concentrates sweetness, flavors and acidity. The resulting wine is deep gold in color and filled with flavors of rich honey, sweet apricot and exotic fruit.