Because of the lower yield of grape musts and the difficulty of processing, ice wines are significantly more expensive than table wines. They are often sold in half-bottle volume (375 ml) or the even smaller 200ml bottle.
What is special about ice wine?
Ice Wine is designed to be a very fruity tasting wine to go along with the high sugar and high acidity. It varies in alcohol content, but usually hovers around 10% alcohol, which is typically a little less than traditional table wine, although some sweeter wines can come in at alcohol levels around 6%.
Are ice wines expensive?
In other words, you can freeze grapes other than naturally on the vine but you can’t call the wine Ice Wine. Unfortunately, producers found ways to label the wine to confuse consumers. Such wines will not (or should not) cost near as much as a true Ice Wine, which can cost from $50 to $150 for 375 ml.
Is ice wine good for your health?
Highlights. Ice wine usually has slightly lower alcohol content than regular table wine. Some Riesling ice wines from Germany have alcohol content as low as 6%. Drinking ice wine can lower blood pressure, have a protective effect on the cardiovascular system, reduce the risk of myocardial infarction.
Does ice wine get you drunk?
You should, because despite the misleading title, true ice wines are truly not meant to be “drunk”. They are meant to be smelled like perfume and tasted as concentrated fruit flavor. Ice wine is one of the hardest wines to produce, the pinnacle of late harvest wines.
Is ice wine a real wine?
”Ice wine (or icewine; German: Eiswein) is a type of dessert wine produced from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine. The sugars and other dissolved solids do not freeze, but the water does, allowing for a more concentrated grape juice to develop.