What is Kosher Ice Wine?

If the kosher wine making process seems an intensive endeavor, you should learn about kosher ice wine. This luxurious dessert wine is crafted using grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine, resulting in a concentrated balance of sweetness and acidity. The kosher wine making process for ice wine can be quite intensive, but the result is a truly special and indulgent wine experience. Keep in mind, kosher ice wine is a specialty product and can be expensive due to its limited production, but it's worth every penny for the discerning palate.

At Kosher Wine Warehouse, we are proud to offer a variety of Kosher ice wine options for our customers to choose from. Among the most popular kosher ice wines, three excellent varieties stand out: Snow Ridge Vidal, Snow Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon, and 24K Gat Shomron.

Snow Ridge Vidal is a Kosher Canadian ice wine made from the Vidal grape variety. This wine is known for its bright golden color and aromas of apricot, honey, and peach. On the tongue, it is sweet, full-bodied, and luscious, with flavors of tropical fruit and a hint of citrus. The acidity is well balanced, making it a premier pairing with robust foods like spicy Asian cuisine or foie gras.

The same renowned Canadian winery also makes a strikingly different kosher ice wine, Snow Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon, which is made from the Bordeaux varietal Cabernet Sauvignon grape. This wine has a deep ruby color and aromas of black currant, plum, and vanilla. On the palate, it is rich and sweet, with flavors of dark chocolate, blackberry, and a hint of spice. The tannins are firm but not overpowering, making it a great match for sharp cheeses or chocolate desserts.

Finally, 24K Gat Shomron is a Kosher Israeli ice wine made from the Dabouki grape variety, which originates from Armenia. This wine has a light golden color and aromas of apricot, honey, and peach. It's rich and sweet, and its flavor profile includes tropical fruit and a touch of citrus. The acidity is well balanced, and it pairs well with poached pears, quince paste or a rich chocolate mousse. It's also a great wine to enjoy as a dessert on its own or with a blue or aged cheddar cheese platter.

All three of these Kosher ice wines are made using traditional winemaking techniques and are certified by a reputable kosher certification agency, ensuring that they meet the dietary laws of Kashrut. They are made with grapes that are hand-picked and pressed while still frozen, usually in the middle of winter in the middle of the night to keep the grapes as cold as possible. This results in a wine that is quite special and delicious. These wines are perfect for special occasions or as a gift for the wine lover in your life. The process of making Kosher ice wine is quite labor-intensive and the yield is very low, which is why Kosher ice wine is often more expensive than other wines.

When it comes to serving Kosher ice wine, it is best to serve it chilled, but not icy cold. It is also important to serve it in a small glass to appreciate the wine's concentrated flavors and aromas.

If you're looking to try some delicious ice wine, look no further than Kosher Wine Warehouse in South Florida where you can find the popular types of ice wine such as Snow Ridge Vidal, Snow Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon, and 24K Gat Shomron. Visit us at winewarehousestore.com.