Freezing temperatures bode well for Eiswein (by Decanter.com)

Posted: December 12, 2012 by wynmaker in Cellars, Europe, Vinification, Vintage, Wine, Winemaking, Wineries, World wine news
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Conditions favourable for Ice Wine in Germany.

Conditions favourable for Ice Wine in Germany.

 

Freezing temperatures across Germany in the nights of 8 and 9 December have ushered in a promising Eiswein harvest – for some estates the first for many years.

 

At Riesling estate Schloss Vollrads in the Rheingau, teams headed out by midnight on 9 December to pick solidly frozen grapes.

Christine Höhne, Vollrads’ export manager said, ‘The grapes were very healthy so the wine is very clean, we are totally happy with 195 degrees Öchsle [the must weight, indicating sugar content in the juice]’.

Temperatures need to fall to at least… read on

Also Read:

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