VIDAL BLANC Appassimento 2021
These hand harvested grapes were dried in our greenhouse prior to crushing and fermenting. The bunches were carefully laid custom build racks in a single layer and dried for 4 – 7 days.
This layered bouquet offers aromas of apricots and canned peaches with notes of wildflower honey and fig. The aromas carry to the palate with flavours of candied lemon peel, and peach.
Seared scallops, steamed mussels, honey and walnut baked brie, smoked chicken, leafy green salads.
Vidal (VEE-dal) Possibly the best of the white French – American hybrid grape varieties, an Ugni blanc and Seibel 4986 hybrid variety. 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, occasionally displaying Riesling – like characteristics. Vidal tends to display aromas and flavours of peach, apricot, honey, and soft floral notes.
A really stunning Vidal – the canned peaches jumps out, with intense dried apricot and honey throughout. Bone dry at 3g/L residual sugar