Apricot and peaches!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Brand NameSchmitt Sohne Wines
Wine NameEiswein/Icewine
Vintage (Year)2008
Wine ClassDessert, White
Wine TypeTokay, Riesling
Wine GroupsLadykillers
Alcohol %7.5%
Bottle Size500ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)

Ice wine is not a favorite of mine, though some have definitely won me over. I's a special technique to make it, waiting for the grapes to freeze on the vine, but it can yield some spectacular results. In this case, this wine has a high sugar content, a thick body, and an ambrosial mixture of apricot and peaches in a brew that screams 'give her a dessert with this and you'll win her over.' For women, it might scream 'a little bit of chocolate.'

As far as ice wines go, the price is great for the introductory level. While I have had several others, this is a nice German offering from the country that invented ice wines.


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