During winter, wines were left outside and the liquid left over separated from the ice creating a rather harsh and primitive distillate. Fris takes modern column-still vodka and undertakes a special and more sophisticated freeze distillation to help remove oils and other impurities.">
The viognier is not an easy grape. It has low and unpredictable yields and we can only pick it when it's fully ripe - a window of a day or two. Sometimes I think we might be fixated on doing things the hard way. Probably it's just the German way.