Ice Wine
Viorica 2017, 37,5cl

approx. £23.78



 Serve at 10º-12º

4.2 /5
33 ratings


O Produtor, tasting note published in June 4th 2018

A unique sweet wine, one of the few ice wines of the Viorica variety in the world. The wine is produced from this aromatic variety with special technology and carefully by hand in the early morning with the first frosts of winter. This wine is characterised by a magical symphony of floral bouquet with nutmeg, cider veil, a bright golden colour and an impressive taste of honey.

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Ice wine is a wine produced from grapes frozen on the vine. These grapes are made up of solid and liquid parts, the freezing of which allows a greater concentration of sugars. This method results in a very low yield from the vine, which can only produce one bottle. As a result, relatively small quantities of icewine are produced worldwide, making them generally very expensive.

Considered a dessert wine, it is frozen before fermentation. Icewine production is a bit risky, as the grapes must not be affected by “Botrytis Cinerea”, they must be totally healthy, so the frost must come over the whole vineyard before this happens, which requires a lot of skill, as the grapes must be harvested in a few hours. This can happen at any time, but usually in the first hour of the morning when it is sufficiently cold. In some cases, harvesting can take place after New Year’s Day (on a Northern Hemisphere calendar). This gives the ice wine its characteristic refreshing sweetness, balanced by a strong acidity.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 105712

Tiraspol Winery & Distillery KVINT

The history of KVINT dates back to 1897, when the first rectification warehouse was built and launched into operation on Vokzalnaya Street in Tiraspol. At that time it was specialized in production of 40% alc. vodka from homemade grape wines purchased from the peasants of nearby villages. The production of divins was started 4 decades later – first wine-distilled spirits were put for ageing in 1938.

Nowadays this company with 120 years of history holds a leading position among the manufacturers of alcoholic beverages in Moldova. Unique climate, fertile soil, hilly terrain and vicinity of the river Dniester created most favorable conditions for growing best grapes; modern equipment, advanced technologies, original recipes, respect to ancient traditions and passionate work of KVINT professionals – all these factors allow us to produce admirable beverages, which compete with world renowned brands.