Satrapezo Icewine 2016 (375ml) – Telavi Wine Cellar

Satrapezo Icewine 2016 (375ml) – Telavi Wine Cellar

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This is a unique type of dessert wine produced from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine. Made entirely from fully frozen Cabernet Sauvignon grapes picked in early December (-9°C) from the winery’s prized Kondoli vineyards. At this temperature, the sugars and other dissolved solids do not freeze, but the water does, allowing a more concentrated grape must to be pressed from the frozen grapes, resulting in a smaller amount of more concentrated, very sweet wine. With ice wines, the freezing happens before the fermentation, not afterwards. The grapes are hand harvested in the early morning in small trays, hand sorted at the winery (all the damaged grapes are removed) and gently pressed in the basket press. Fermentation lasts 2 months in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 16-18°C. Following fermentation, the wine is kept at 0°C for 6 months. After gently filtering, the wine is bottled and aged in the cellar.

A light garnet colour with intense aromas of honey, strawberry jam, and poached quince.
The taste follows the nose with added notes of mandarin and prune jam. The finish is long, well-balanced and inviting