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Breaux Soleil

Breaux Soleil Wine Details
Price: $26.00 per bottle

Description: An initial partial picking of the Vidal block was used for the Vidal Blanc. The remainder of the grape clusters remained on the vine to ripen further. The clusters were picked at high sugar levels, then frozen in the winery. Pressing the grapes in a frozen state yielded juice of very high natural sugar levels. It was then fermented very slow and cold until the residual sugar was around 12%. The fermentation was stopped and the wine was unfiltered at bottling. Gold Medal ~ 2002 VWGA Virginia Wine Comp. Silver Medal ~ 2002 Virginia Governor's Cup. Silver Medal ~ 2001 Riverside (Ca.) Int'l Wine Comp. Silver Medal ~ 2001 Long Beach (Ca.) Grand Cru. Silver Medal ~ 2001 San Francisco Int'l Comp. Bronze Medal ~ 2001 Atlanta Int'l Wine Summit. Bronze Medal ~ 2001 Town Point Va Wine Comp.

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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