Monday, December 27, 2021

Vintage 2021 Eiswein in Germany

Picture: Vintage 2021 Eiswein in Germany - Weingut Dr. Loosen

Weingut Dr. Loosen: It’s always a very special event to go out with the team and harvest icewine ­čśŐ❄️. We are grateful that we were able to finally finish the great harvest of 2021 yesterday morning with this highlight.

Press Release, German Wine Institute, 12/22/2021

The Johanneshof winery in Bad Kreuznach-Bosenheim was the first to be able to harvest icewine this winter season 2021. According to the owner Martin Korrell, Riesling grapes could be harvested at temperatures of minus eight degrees in the "Bad Kreuznacher Paradise" site.

Picture: Vintage 2021 Eiswein in Germany - Weingut D├Ânnhoff
Weingut D├Ânnhoff: This morning we had the chance to #harvest #Eiswein ❄️ in our #BR├ťCKE #vinyard. Perfect conditions and super healthy #grapes and of course we used the old #basketpress to get the best quality. What an outstanding finish to the wine year 2021 ­čśŐ­čĹĆ

Harvesting icewine in early morning hours

Korrell from the Nahe region thus fulfills the legal requirements for ice wine harvesting, which requires temperatures of below -7 degrees Celsius. In very early morning hours of december 21st around 20 harvest workers collected the frozen grapes with a must weight of 142 degrees Oechsle. This unit of measurement indicates the must weight of the sugar content and other dissolved substances in the grape juice.

Picture: Vintage 2021 Eiswein in Germany - Weingut Maximin Gr├╝nhaus

Weingut Maximin Gr├╝nhaus: This morning we were able to harvest Ice Wine.With the first sunrise at freezing -8°C we harvested beautiful and frozen grapes with a team of helping hands. It is the first Ice Wine since 2016 what makes us even more happy.

Can‘t wait to taste it.

Mosel vintners brought in highly aromatic frozen grapes

In the Mosel region, among others in Erden (zip code 54492), employees of the Dr. Hermann estate (photo) harvested icewine (sites: Erdener Herrenberg and L├Âsnicher F├Ârsterlay). Frozen grapes could also be brought in in Leiwen (Alexander Loersch winery and Werner winery) and Longuich (Christopher Jung hiliday winery). In addition, vintners in the Mosel-towns Selbach-Oster and Zeltingen as well as W├╝rtzberg/Serrig are so fortunate to process frozen, highly aromatic grapes.

Picture:  Vintage 2021 Eiswein in Germany - Weingut Dr. Crusius

Winemaker in Franken also pleased about successful icewine harvest

Furthermore, the Meinzinger winery in Frickenhausen in the wine-growing region of Franken was also pleased about a successful harvest of the frozen ice wine grapes: At -8 degrees Celsius, ice wine grapes with a must weight of 148 degrees Oechsle - a total of approx. 200 liters - "That is a very rare thing for us," says Philipp Meintzinger. The winery was able to bring in the last ice wine in 2016.

Picture: Vintage 2021 Eiswein in Germany - Weingut Allendorf 

Derek Vinnicombe: EISWEIN also in the Rheingau.... harvested 22 December, a memorable day, the day of solstice, the longest night is over, and cold enough even in these days of climate change. Climate change has also given us too much heat and too much flooding this year. A Riesling EISWEIN born in the Winkeler Gutenberg vineyard of the Allendorf families, not quite close to Bethlehem. The Three Wise Men? Ulrich Allendorf, Josef & Max Sch├Ânleber.

152 estates in Rhineland-Palatinate signed up for ice wine harvest

For this winter, some 152 estates in Rhineland-Palatinate have registered a total area of ​​around 107 hectares for a possible ice wine harvest, as the Chamber of Agriculture announced. In the previous year there were only 93 farms with a total of 72 hectares.

For vintners, icewine harvest is always associated with risk and high physical effort during freezing cold temperatures. In the 2019 vintage, vintners in Rhineland-Palatinate waited in vain for frost. If it is not cold enough, it means a total loss for the winemaker due to the law. For an icewine harvest, the grapes must be frozen through. This requires at least minus seven degrees Celsius for several hours. The overripe grapes are picked and pressed while frozen. Ice wine is particularly sweet because a large part of the water remains in the frozen fruit and the sugar content is very high.

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