Neige Premiere Iced Cider 37.5cl

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Country Canada
Region Quebec
Brand Neige
Size 37.5cl
ABV 12.5%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2014
Maturity Drink now and up to 2030
Food Match Serve Neige with cheese, particularly mature cheddar, blue cheese or parmesan; in a cocktail or as a granité
Style Sweet, crisp and intense

Apple Ice Wine is a unique concept, in the ultra-premium after dinner wine market.  Although labelled as Wine, it is technically a Cider, made from the concentration of the apples' sugar, using the natural cold of Québec's winters.

Golden yellow colour with shimmering reflections. The nose is Pure and crisp, the aromas of freshly picked ripe apples are vividly intense. In the mouth, tasty and softly sweet attack, persistent and tense. A delicious balance between sugar and acidity.

Neige should be served cold and its long ageing potential means it can be enjoyed for many years (up to 2030).

Country Of Origin: Canada

Neige is the leading inspiration of La Face Cachée de la Pomme. Established in 1994, the cidery is the origin of the very first Apple Ice Wine (also known as Apple Ice Cider), to be developed and commercialised in Québec and throughout the World.

Located in the village of Hemmingford, in Québec, owner François Pouliot and Stéphanie Beaudoin exploit their 100 acres, on which several tens of thousands of apple trees are grown to allow the creation of their Apple Ice Wine, Neige.

Produced since 1994, Neige is made predominantly from MacIntosh apples, (with others in the blend) known for their sweet and acidic taste. Each apple is handpiced and it takes approximately 80 apples to produce a single bottle.

In the Autumn, the very ripe apples are picked and stored at cool temperatures until the end of December. Once winter arrives, the fruit is pressed and the juice obtained is placed outside in the intense January cold. During crystallization, the water separates from the sugars by natural cryoconcentration. After few days of intense cold, concentrated must, representing ¼ of the initial quantity of juice, is collected by gravity. The extracted must is then placed in stainless steel tanks where it ferments at least six months at low temperatures before being bottled.

Cidre De Glace / Apple Ice Wine was given indications géographiques protégées, or IGP status, in 2014, meaning this 20 year old product is now protected by the Québec government and regarded as being unique to the area.

Country Of Origin: Canada

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