Boyden Valley Winery Ice wine is ready for the holidays. The products are unique, in gorgeous bottles and varieties and would make for an unusual gift.
Vermont Ice took little time to capture the imagination of Vermont’s local
culinary culture, and is now beginning to make an international name for itself.
Crafted from the Le Crescent grape, Vermont Ice maintains a liveliness that is
unsurpassed. The unique mountain climate and soil combination at the Boyden
Valley vineyard give Vermont Ice a higher sugar and alcohol content than most
ice wines, as it delivers concentrated flavors of apricot, green apple, and pears.
Varietal: Le Crescent
Alcohol %: 15%
Residual Sugar: 15%
Total Acidity: .9 TAR
Production Process: The production of Ice Wine is a constant struggle. The
grapes are left on the vine covered with nets into December. Our harvest takes
place when the grapes are frozen with temperatures in the mid to low 20’s. By
the time harvest takes place many of the grapes are gone. However, the grapes
that are left are very ripe, many with botrytis. Grapes are pressed under
enormous pressure in a reinforced customized press. As the grapes thaw, we
capture a very thick must (juice). We start pressing at 46 brix, the density of the
must, and stop at 38 brix. Most Ice Wines press at only 35 brix. Our climate here
in the mountains allows us to make and Ice Wine that is higher in sugar content
and higher in alcohol than most. Vermont Ice has a residual sugar of 15% but
maintains a liveliness that is unsurpassed, created from the acidity of the
LeCrescent grape. This acidity is directly related to our cool climate and early deep freeze.
Vermont Ice has concentrated flavors of apricot, green apple, and pear
Silver Medal 2006 International Tasters Guild Wine Competition_
Gold Medal 2006 Indy International Wine Competition
Silver Medal 2007 Eastern International Wine Competition
2009 Indy International Wine Competition
2009 Big E Wine Competition
Boyden Valley Winery
44 Vermont Route 104, Cambridge VT 05444
Phone: (802) 644-6363