Sweet apple ice wine
Latvia is an apple land, where almost every house has several apple trees. In May and June, the aroma of apple blossoms takes over the gardens and entices bees to pollinate the flowers in order to first fruits could form. The diversity of varieties allows us to enjoy these delicious fruits in the garden from August to December. If fruits are harvested from the tree in fall and stored in a cool cellar, they can be eaten until spring.
Apples are harvested in the National Park of Gauja in late autumn. During winter apples are held outside in frost in order to increase natural sugar level in fruits. When frost has gone, the juice is squeezed from the apples and the ice wine is fermented and aged for about 12 months. In apple ice wine making process is not added any sugar. We use only natural sugar from apples. There is also not added any water. Wine is made from 100% apple juice. In one bottle of apple ice wine is about one bag of apples. An excellent wine to start the evening as an appetizer or end as a dessert wine with fruits and desserts. Recommend to use chilled +14˚C. Contains sulphites.