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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.
 

Reif Estate Winery Grand Cabernet Franc Icewine 2012
Reif Estate Winery Grand Cabernet Franc Icewine 2012

Niagara, Ontario, Canada

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Sweet  375 ml  Drink: 2012‐2022


Mission Hill Family Estate Riesling Reserve Icewine 2006
Mission Hill Family Estate Riesling Reserve Icewine 2006

V.Q.A. Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada

Alcohol: 9%  375 ml

 

LCBO: 24898  Check Stock


Inniskillin Niagara Estate Dark Horse Vineyard Discovery Series Tempranillo Icewine 2007
Inniskillin Niagara Estate Dark Horse Vineyard Discovery Series Tempranillo Icewine 2007

Okanagan Valley, Canada

Alcohol: 9.5%  Sweetness: Sweet  750 ml

 

LCBO: 3  Check Stock


Reif Estate Winery Vidal Icewine 2014
Reif Estate Winery Vidal Icewine 2014

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

Alcohol: 10%  Sweetness: Sweet  200 ml  Drink: 2016‐2023

Divine Dessert Wine

 

LCBO: 544791  1406 in stock


Lakeview Cellars Icewine Cabernet Franc 2013
Lakeview Cellars Icewine Cabernet Franc 2013

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

Alcohol: 11%  Sweetness: Sweet  200 ml  Drink: 2013‐2020

Divine Dessert Wine

 

LCBO: 53397  1293 in stock



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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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