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FRUIT, JUICE AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL....
Cold Hand Winery products are the result of a burning desire to produce world-class fruit wine. Nothing less.
We believe that it is possible, as we avoid the fruits that make better wine elsewhere in the world. We concentrate exclusively on Nordic berries and fruits, which are of course best right here. The temperature variations of late summer create the unique Nordic acidity profile - clean, fresh and sought-after.
Our winery is a workshop, where we experiment for all we're worth to find just the right tones and nuances to bring us closer to the best fruit wine in the world. Apples, pears, cherries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, rhubarb, gooseberries, quince, strawberries, raspberries, plums, elderflower and even spruce have literally been in the tank.
Enthusiasm, willingness to tell the story and entrepreneurial spirit are what drive our winery. We take a lot of trouble and go into great detail in the search for the best product. To us, apples are not just apples, and nor are cherries just cherries. We know all the varieties as well as we know our kids, and the process of finding the right balance between sweet and sour is a detective story worthy of the name, in which we carefully pick the right moment to harvest and then take the utmost care in distilling.
The basic substance of all our products is an apple wine that really gives us cold hands! We press the fruit and freeze the juice immediately after harvest. The blocks of ice are then slowly thawed, and because the fruit sugar cannot freeze, the concentrated sweetness, acidity and aroma are what we get out of the process first. What's left is the ice crystals - which we simply dispose of.
The method is called 'cryoconcentration'.