Vidal is possibly the best of the white French – American hybrid grape varieties, a crossing of Ugni blanc and Seibel 4986. Excellent winemaking and viticulture properties, this thick skinned grape variety is very cold tolerant and is late ripening making it extremely suitable to Canadian climate, and one of the most popular varieties to use for icewine production. A range of wine styles can be produced with this grape dry to sweet table wines, dessert and icewines. Vidal tends to display aromas and flavours of peach, apricot, honey, and soft floral notes.
Blend: 36% Chardonnay 2015 63% Chardonnay 2018
Tasting Notes: Notes of toasted oak and Chai tea meet lighter aromas of green apple and citurs with a hint of pear and apple blossom. The aromas carry to the palate in this medium bodied dry wine.
Food Pairings: Shellfish, seafood Paella, chicken, Risotto with spring vegetables, creamy vegetable soup, prosciutto and mild cheese.
Alcohol: 13% Sweetness: 4g/L
The world’s most popular white grape variety, originating in Burgundy France Chardonnay is grown in virtually every wine growing region. A chameleon grape that is highly adaptable to manipulation in the vineyard and diversity in winemaking, it is capable of producing a wide range of wine styles. Often seen in a dry oaked style, it can also be light and crisp, sparkling or even sweet.
*This Chardonnay is classified as Non Vintage – no year. For a wine to be a specific vintage i.e. 2017 the wine must be at least 85% of 2017 wine.