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Seyval Blanc

Seyval Blanc Wine Details
Price: $12.00 per bottle

Description: Our Seyval is usually harvested in the 1st to 2nd week of September. Sugars are in the 21 to 22 Brix (% sugar) range. Fruit is hand harvested into lugs, then refrigerated overnight. After the overnight chill, all of the fruit is hand sorted, to remove any leaves, sticks or debris. In general, the hand sorting requires all fruit to pass a tight quality control checkpoint. After being destemmed, and lightly crushed, the must is transferred to the membrane press where the fruit is gently pressed. Then the juice is transferred to a jacketed tank for two days of settling.After settling, the juice is racked to another tank, where the yeast is introduced and the fermentation begins. Very cold fermentation over about six weeks yields maximum fruity character in the wine. Gold Medal - 2002 Vinifera Wine Growers Association Competition. Silver Medal - 2003 Riverside CA International Wine Competition. Bronze Medal - 2003 Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Competition

Varietal Definition
Seyval Blanc:
A French hybrid that is often thought of as "East Coast Chardonnay," or at least an alternative to same. Produced in a crisp, dry style, this white wine is often fermented or aged in oak to enhance the rather neutral flavors of the grape itself. It lends itself to service at the dining table and is food friendly. Seyval Blanc is often used in proprietary blends; good examples can be found from Prejean, Clinton and Ch√Ęteau Lafayette Reneau.


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