Flagstone launches its contemporary sweet, Sauvignon Blanc dessert wine, succinctly named ‘Ice.’ Housed in a slim 375ml bottle with an ice-white wax seal and adorned with a frozen Sauvignon Blanc leaf, Flagstone Ice’s packaging is designed for a high-fashion market that appreciates a brand that recognises and embraces global trends in stylish design.
Crafted to be served over ice, this wine is a fresh and exciting honey colour with a luxurious mid-palate and a bracing, tangy finish. A bright embellishment for those moments when conversations plumb interesting depths and delve into concentrated, syrupy-sweet topics. Ice is that little twist of sophistication that Gallic appetites insist on to wrap up communal occasions.
Used to enhance dessert, Flagstone Ice’s vivacity brings balance to succulent sugars, acting as discerning refreshment between bites. A drink that invigorates the mouth so that each spoonful is as delightful as the first.
Flagstone Ice is crafted from 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain in Stellenbosch. The peduncles of each bunch are pinched with a pair of pliers, this dehydrates the grape bunches by preventing water from reaching them, concentrating the sugar, acid and flavour of each berry.
The grapes were harvested at around 38 ° Balling mid March. At the winery, the grapes were chilled to 3-5 °C and whole bunch crushed into the press for a 24h soaking period. The grapes were then pressed and the sweet, concentrated juice was left to settle in a tank. After alcoholic fermentation started, the fermenting juice were transferred to 4 x 225L (75% American & 25% French oak) barrels until fermentation was completed after 3 weeks.
This wine is an elegant signature at the end of an evening, a personal and distinctive note, the nip that concentrates the experience.
On the nose you get an intense combination of dried fig, mango and honey with hints of passion fruit and granadilla. The nose follows through on the palate with dried apricots, quinces and almonds ending with a vibrant, fresh acidity.
Ideally served chilled, this wine pairs well with desserts like Limoncello semi-freddo with an almond meringue wafer as well as with the crunch custard texture and flavour of a Rooibos and almond infused crème brûlée.
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