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Appassionata Vidal Blanc

Appassionata  Vidal Blanc Wine Details

Description: Vidal is another variety native to France. It’s a “hybrid” which means it is a cross between a classic European “vinfera” wine grape (Ugni blanc in this case) and a non-vinifera species (Seibel in this case). The grapes for the 2006 Appassionata were grown in Warren County and also nearby in Rectortown (Fauquier County). Appassionata has a beautiful balance of acidity with citrus fruit tones. We do this in an “off-dry” style and our 2006 Appassionata has 2.0% sugar for a light, pleasing hint of sweetness which plays of the acidity. Overall, it is very reminiscent of an Alsatian-style Riesling. It’s great for sipping, with spicy foods, sea food and specially wonderful with Thai food!

Varietal Definition
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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