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Icewine is produced when grapes are left on the vine well past the regular harvest into the cold winter months. These grapes are picked at -8 degree Celsius or 18 degrees Farenheit and then pressed while still frozen.

Canada and Germany are most famous for this dessert wine. In Canada, it's called icewine whereas in Germany it's eiswein.

Canadian vintners use both the vidal and riesling grapes while Germany uses mostly riesling, which has more balancing acidity for this sweet wine. This wine has a medium to full body, with a long finish and surprisingly low alcohol of, on average, just 10%.

My reviews of these Icewines are updated weekly. These Icewine wines offer great taste at a good price. You'll find a definition of Icewine at the bottom of this page as well as food pairings for Icewine in my wine matcher. This is just a small set of my reviews, but you can get all of them when you join my wine community.
 

Sanson Estate Vidal Icewine 2001
Sanson Estate Vidal Icewine 2001

V.Q.A. Lake Erie, Ontario, Canada

Alcohol: 8%  Sweetness: Sweet  750 ml


Jackson-Triggs Proprietors' Grand Reserve Gew├╝rztraminer Icewine 2007
Jackson-Triggs Proprietors' Grand Reserve Gew├╝rztraminer Icewine 2007

V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada

Alcohol: 10%  Sweetness: Sweet  200 ml  Drink: 2011‐2020

 

LCBO: 193326  Check Stock


Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Kerner Icewine 2009
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Kerner Icewine 2009

Okanagan Valley, Bc, V.Q.A., Canada

Alcohol: 12.6%  Sweetness: Sweet  750 ml  Drink: 2010‐2012

 

LCBO: 153155  Check Stock

BC: 153155  Check Stock


Hillier Creek Estates Vidal Icewine 2007
Hillier Creek Estates Vidal Icewine 2007

Prince Edward County, Canada

Alcohol: 11.8%  Sweetness: Sweet  750 ml  Drink: 2010‐2014

 

LCBO: 2055  Check Stock


Jost Vineyards Vidal Icewine 2006
Jost Vineyards Vidal Icewine 2006

Malagash, Nova Scotia, Canada

Alcohol: 10%  Sweetness: Sweet  375 ml  Drink: 2012‐2017

 

LCBO: 1001836  Check Stock

NSLC: 1001836



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Icewine

The aromas include tropical fruit such as pineapple, mango, melon, apricot, lychee as well as honey.

Icewine is especially lovely with fruit-based desserts, biscotti, foie gras, cheeses and dishes with a touch of sweetness such as glazed ham.

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