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Neige Recolte D'hiver 2012 Wine Review

Neige Recolte D'hiver 2012

Neige Recolte D'hiver 2012

Monterigie, Quebec, Canada

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 10

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2012-2015

Bottle size: 375 ml

Alcohol: 9%

Sweetness: Sweet

Wine Type: Other Wines/Drinks

Winery: Neige

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Essence of apple pie in a glass. Lovely dessert wine/cider with refreshing notes of various types of apples. Pair with, what else, apple pie, apple cobbler and apple flan.

This Neige Recolte D'hiver 2012 was reviewed on July 10, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

This is an incredible vintage ice cider and would make a perfect pairing with any baked apple desserts. Baked apple pie, apple crumble, both with vanilla ice cream, you couldn't ask for a better pairing than this cider with those dishes. The cider is sweet, spicy, and so well balanced. Refreshing crispness to complement the luscious sweet apple notes makes this cider one of the tastiest and finest I've ever had the pleasure of sampling. 2012 was a great grape growing season and it appears the apples too had a stellar year. Buy two or more and enjoy this summer and fall. Tasted June 2014. 94 points. Matt Steeves @QuercusVino
Kristin Perrin rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

Baked Courtland Apples / light baking spices / viscous texture / medium-full sweetness balanced by lovely acidity.

Nova Scotia Apple Pie with a slice of Old Cheddar on the side. Call it a day.
Sean O'Regan - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

June 22, 2014: The vintage dated Recolte d'Hiver is the high end ice cider from this producer and worth the $49.75 for 375ml. Deep copper with an intense nose of ripe apple and spice cupboard. On the palate, sweet, viscous and harmonious weave of apple, citrus, nutmeg spice with lifted acidity to balance and carry a long finish. This would be outstanding with a warm apple crumble with white chocolate drizzle or with baked pear with a toffee scone on the side.
Courtney Flood rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Very impressed with this Quebec specialty! Plenty of baked apple drizzled with honey, and balanced with a spritz of lemon and orange. Floral overtones. Lively and sweet! Great with a nice simple vanilla ice cream.

Tasted again as a nominee for Great Canadian Cheese Wine & Cheese match, in the category of goat cheese. It was an OK match with the goats cheeses, especially the creamy ash-rind Grey Owl, but where it really shines is next to the many great Canadian blue cheeses we tasted such as the Bleu Benedictin and Le Bleu d'Elizabeth. Still not failing and an amazing dessert wine pick!
Chris Coughlin - WSET level 3 grad rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

If you are looking for a luscious, full mouth-feel sweetie to go with dessert, this is it! One could sniff and sip on this for a long time. Apple and floral/spice nose and palate will keep you coming back for more.
Tania Thomas - CSW, WSET ADV rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Delicious ice cider from Quebec, luscious sweet apple pie & vanilla ice cream with a touch of nutmeg and orange blossom floral notes. Supported by enough acidity for great balance. Fantastic dessert wine.
Terry Jeans - Certified S rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Sweet, sweet apple pie! This is a great example of one of the best dessert wines in Quebec. There is an amazing sweetness contrasted with acidity of the apples that is a real treat. Good with a pie, but let's just say that it is already dessert in a bottle.
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

A delicious dessert wine from Monterigie, Quebec. Lovely fragrant nose of sweet red apple, floral notes and spice. Rich apple pie and cinnamon on the palate.
Try this one with gingerbread or warm apple pie and vanilla ice cream. A perfect Thanksgiving wine or gift wine anytime.
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Not overly complex, but what it does it does extremely well. This is basically sweet apple, caramel, and smoke. There's a nice oily mouth-feel and a smooth finish. This is great on its own, with any apple or pear based desserts, or white cakes. I'm looking forward to seeing what can be done using this is hot or mulled beverages as well.
Cherie Cole reviewed this wine as follows:

This rich, golden dessert-in-a-glass coats your mouth with the sweetness of baked apple pie, yet it's crispness leaves a refreshing aftertaste that lingers. This paired beautifully with Canadian goat cheeses and was an impeccable match with Canadian blue cheese - I was introduced to "Dragon's Breath" blue cheese from Nova Scotia, a perfect pairing.

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