Ice wine is a highly valuable dessert wine, best served chilled, and is retailed in tall, thin bottles of half the normal size. To make ice wine, the grapes are left on the vine after the normal season. They are then repeatedly exposed to freezing temperatures and picked during the night when temperatures reach between -8 and -10 degrees Celsius. The frozen grapes must be pressed immediately or they are ruined.
By allowing the grapes to be frozen and thawed on the vine repeatedly before picking, more complex flavors are