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Jefferson’s Own Vin Blanc

Jefferson’s Own Vin Blanc Wine Details
Price: $15.00 per bottle

Description: Jefferson's Own Vin Blanc is a non-vintage, semi-dry blend (1.5% residual sugar) of Chardonnay (35%) Viognier (10%), and Vidal (55%), barrel fermented and aged for six months. The Chardonnay lends hints of butter and a backbone of oak, which are complemented by the tropical fruit flavors of the Vidal Blanc. This wine shows nutty, vanilla flavors, orange peel and pineapple. A hint of lemon and raisin complete this unique wine. Ideal for poultry, seafood, pasta, cheese and fruit.

Varietal Definition
Chardonnay is by far the most widely planted grape crop in California and dominates California’s cooler, coastal, quality wine regions. The natural varietal ‘taste and smell’ of Chardonnay is surprisingly unfamiliar to many wine drinkers, as its true character is often guised with dominating winemaking signatures. Chardonnay’s rather subdued primary fruit characteristics lean toward the crisp fruitiness of apples, pears and lemon, but the variety’s full body is capable of supporting a host of complementary characteristics, such as oak, butter and vanilla. Regardless of what is the appropriate style for Chardonnay, the varietal continues to dominate vineyard plantings in every corner of the world. Close attention to clonal selection has made this broad geographic and climactic range of Chardonnay viable in thoughtful viticultural hands.
Vidal Blanc:
A white French hybrid once widely planted in the south of France, it is more suitable for growing in warm and humid climates like the South. These vines are prolific, producing large golden berries, suitable for eating out of hand as table grapes. When vinified, Villard Blanc makes a fruity, mildly intense white wine (somewhat Sauvignon Blanc like) of fairly neutral and simple flavors. Primarily used for blending.


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