Quebec also has its own IGP for Ice Wine! An IGP recognized in 2014 to designate a wine made exclusively from grapes grown within a defined geographical area, naturally frozen on the vine and picked by hand.
Quebec’s winter weather conditions are ideal for the production of ice wine. The cold, the wind, the low humidity of the air and the cycle of freezing and thawing cause the natural dehydration of the grape and allow the evaporation of the water of the fruit, which leads to a concentration of its sugars. This is what gives Icewine its characteristic taste and aroma.
In addition, grapes grown in Quebec are characterized by sustained acidity, also associated with the climate. The result: a 100% unique icewine with distinctive freshness and balance.