Chilling out in Australian wine’s own Ice Age

Canadian IceWine vs. Australian, anyone?

And I’m also curious whether the artificial 4-5 day slow freezing process mimics (and to what degree) the natural freezing events in the vineyards?

The Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker

1.BEFORE: Frozen Chardonnay grapes from Fraser Gallop Estate in between the chilling process and pressing. Before: Frozen Chardonnay grapes from Fraser Gallop Estate in between the chilling process and pressing.

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.

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I am a neuroscience researcher in Melbourne, Australia with a keen interest in wines of the world.
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