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Chilling out in Australian wine’s own Ice Age

Chilling out in Australian wine’s own Ice Age

Iced wine styles are developing an enthusiastic following in Australia, with Iced Riesling, Cabernet and Chardonnay competing for the luxury dessert wine market. But with temperatures here unable to emulate the freezing conditions in the northern hemispheres where ice wines are traditionally made, Danielle Costley writes our winemakers are chilling out with alternatives.
THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN Iced Riesling made its debut in 1995 and was pioneered by Tasmania’s Andrew Hood under the Wellington brand.
Over the years this dessert wine developed a small, yet loyal, following so when the winery was sold to Frogmore Creek it is no surprise the new owners resurrected the Iced Riesling under the new label in 2004.
Since then, this Coal River Valley winery has expanded its dessert range to also include an Iced Gewurztraminer in 2010 and 2011.

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