Discuss types of wines with my friends previously, and one of my friends said “I love Ice Wine! That’s the best wine I’ve ever had! But it’s always so pricey compared to others!”
Well, What makes ICE WINE so damn expensive? The size is lesser than other wines yet the price is more beyond others. Hmm, you actually got what you pay for.
It’s expensive not without a reason. So, is it because it is so delicious? Bang! The answer is not that simple, though.
ICE WINE is produced from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine. The purpose is to freeze the water, except the sugar and other dissolved solids, to make a concentrated grape must to be press, from the frozen grapes into wine! It requires so much effort and large enough people to pick the whole crop within few hours at the winter’s night, which is super duper cold! Besides, each frozen grape creates just one drop of ICE WINE. Can you imagine that?
Unlike other dessert wines, ICE WINE should not be affected by Botrytis Cinerea or so-called Noble Rot. So, extra attention and care will be needed as well! Besides, if you noticed, ICE WINE has a refreshing and extremely sweetness with balance high acidity which makes it so special!
Well, is it still expensive after you know the scene behind the story? You decide!;)