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Hofkellerei des Fürsten von Liechtenstein Eiswein Selektion 2018

Ice, ice baby
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Primary Notes: Passionfruit Mango Floral

Secondary Notes:

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Medium -

Dryness: Sweet

Acidity: Medium +

Tannin: Light

Alcohol (%): 9.2%

Origin: Wilfersdorf, Liechtenstein

Maker: https://boundbywine.com/blogs/vineyard-spotlight/hofkellerei?_pos=1&_psq=Hofkellerei&_ss=e&_v=1.0

Grape: Grüner Veltliner

Fermentation: Steel Only

Awards: >90 Pts

Decanting:

Serving Temperature: Best served between 6–8 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: Spicy korean pork, tako wasabi, spicy chashu ramen

Western Food Pairing: Strong cheese, seafood aglio olio

Description

Hofkellerei des Fürsten von Liechtenstein Eiswein Selektion 2018 

Today, the Grüner Veltliner is rightly regarded as one of the most internationally renowned Austrian varietals. Ice wine is a truly special rarity. Harvested at -8 °C, it naturally concentrates the fruity aromas of the Grüner Veltliner and balances the pleasantly sumptuous sweetness with its fine acidity and spiciness.

In some areas in the north-eastern part of the Weinviertel, the temperature drops to below -7 degrees Celsius well before the end of the year. 

A deep yellow colour with golden shines, strong velvety aroma of flowers with fine hints of passion fruit and mango in the nose, lots of structure on the palate, sweetness carried by lively acidity, exciting and youthfully animating.

Ice wine is a special rarity, the production of which was first discovered by
chance in Germany in the 19th century due to an early onset of winter. Temperatures below -7 °C cause the water in the grapes to freeze, thus concentrating the aromas and sweet extract. The grapes are processed in the cellar while still frozen and the wine is harvested and pressed under the supervision of a regulatory body. 


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AWARDS & ACCOLADES

 - 92 PTS

 Light yellow gold, silver reflections. Nuances of ripe yellow tropical fruit, roasted pineapple, honey and a hint of fig. Juicy, fine sweetness, discreet acid structure, ripe apricot on the finish, already well developed.