This Blanc de Noir Ice Wine is a true treasure. Pinot Noir is not commonly used for Ice Wine, but done as a Blanc de Noir (white of black) it is amber color and has a truly memorable aroma of red berries, coated with heavenly vanilla and caramel. Followed by mouth-puckering, tear jerking acidity, this is liquid gold at its finest. A traditional ice wine only happens in rare years when the first frost, usually in December, will freeze the small portion of grapes that the vintner has left on the vine. Ice wine grapes have the minimum sugar level of a Beerenauslese, but must be unaffected by botrytis.
Pairings:Indulgent cuisine like foie gras and paté, along with strong cheeses, lush desserts or stand alone!
The Blees-Ferber estate is located on a hill above Leiwen in the Bernkastel area, showcasing a beautiful view of the Mosel and the surrounding vineyards. Since winemaker Stefan Blees has taken over production of this family-owned estate in the mid-nineties, he has successfully increased the quality of the estate’s wines year over year. Today, he has a reputation as a phenomenal grower-producer of Riesling, the most noble German grape variety.
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Perhaps the most intriguing and picturesque landscape in all of Germany’s wine country lies along the peaceful banks of the Mosel. The Mosel River stretches from its spring in the French Vosges along the Luxemburg border for almost 320 miles northeast, where it finally empties into the Rhine near the quaint town of Koblenz.
The Mosel is considered to be Germany's oldest wine growing region with production dating back to Roman times. It is also considered the world's steepest wine growing region with over 50% of vineyards situated at inclines of over 30°. It is home to the world's steepest vineyard, the Bremmer Calmont, which has an incline of 65°.
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