Neige - Winter Harvest 2008Apple Ice Wine
As seen at Taste London.
Blend of Fuji, Pouliot, Golden Russet, Cortland, McMillan, Honey Gold and other traditional apple varieties that do not fall from the trees during autumn.
Light orange with coppery reflections in colour.
Aromas of ripe apple blending together with tobacco, spices, caramel and fruit.
It tastes bright and fresh with lingering notes of butterscotch.
Perfect with Foi Gras, Blue veined cheese or Tarte Tatin.
Picked between January 3 and 15, 2009, while the temperature was approximately -15°C, the fruits still hanging on trees were dehydrated by the sun and literally cooked by the cold and wind. Sugars were concentrated through natural cryextraction.
Frozen apples were then pressed in order to extract the precious nectar. The extracted must was then placed in stainless steel tanks where it fermented for a for a period of approximately eight months, at low temperatures, before being bo!led.