Fiori Riesling Ice Wine
Awards & Information
Available Vintage: 2009
Wine Type: Dessert Wine
Varietal: Riesling Appellation: Finger Lakes Residual Sugar: 18.9%
2012 - Platinum, Best of Show Dessert Wine, San Diego Wine Comp. - v. 2009
2012 - Gold from New York Wine & Food Classic - v.2009
2012 - Gold from Riverside International Wine Competition v.2009
2012 - Gold, San Francsco Chronicle - v. 2009
2011 - 89 Pts, Wine Enthusiast magazine - v. 2008
2011 - 86 Pts, Wine Spectator magazine - v. 2008
2011 - Double Gold, NY Ice Wine Wine Competition - v. 2008
Apricot and grapefruit with a smooth sweetness. Hints of honey and grapes in the aroma.
Medium bodied with a delightful and satisfying finish.
The grapes are left on the vine past harvest and into the frigid time of winter, typically in late December or early January. The vines are not thinned, helping to maintain the high acidity. The risk involved with producing Ice Wine is high.The longer the grapes stay on the vine, the more prone they are to being damaged or consumed by animals. Weather also plays an important role in producing Ice Wine. Due to the concentration of fruit sugars, it takes a large amount of acreage to produce a small amount of Ice Wine.
Casa Larga’s Ice Wines are produced in the traditional German Eiswein production method, unlike many wineries who have switched to creating “Iced Wine” through alternative freezing methods. In this traditional method, the grapes are hand picked and pressed while still frozen, producing a sweet, rich syrup. Cool fermentation is required to maintain a bright nose and beautiful aroma.
Can be enjoyed on its own as a dessert.