Due to limited quantities Ice Wine is excluded from all quantity discounts and special offers.
The 2015 vintage of our Ice wine is made from Frontenac Gris grapes, harvested on January 6, 2016. This is the second “Ice Wine” released by Parallel 44 with that designation on the label. Wisconsin is one of the few places in the world where authentic ice wine can be grown and produced.
The grapes that produce ice wine must be picked only after the grapes have frozen solid on the vine. This usually requires repeated temperatures of 15 degrees or colder for several days. The grapes were then pressed while still frozen, extracting very concentrated sugars and acids, as all the water content of the grape is removed as frozen crystals. What results is an intensely flavored wine that cannot be produced in any other way.
This is a specialty wine requiring extensive labor and care, with very limited yields. What is pressed is only a fraction of what would have been harvested had these grapes been picked at their typical harvest time of mid to late September.
This sweet, intense, full bodied dessert wine is bursting with layers of lingering flavors which include: apricot, apple, and brown sugar. Serving temperature for this wine is critical and this wine should be served between 40 - 45°F. In other words place in the refrigerator for an hour before serving. Pairs well with most desserts such as cheesecake, chocolate cake, and fruit based desserts or enjoy on its own.