Ice Wine Produced by Schloss Johannisberg- First in a Decade
Climate change has meant that the German winery, Schloss Johannisberg, have been unable to produce ice wine for the past decade, but finally the temperature along the Rhine plunged below -10° centigrade, which allowed the harvesters to finally harvest the frozen grapes. Due to the very specific requirements of ice wine production, it is one of the rarest forms of late harvest wine. The winery think that their harvest is only likely to yield a few hundred bottles. The success at Schloss Johannisberg indicates that it is hopeful that other ice wine producers are also likely to produce this special and rare wine.