TASTING NOTES: Light-bodied and fruity, our Vidal Blanc is a crisp and fruity wine with accents of apples, pears, and grapefruit. A great aperitif wine! An excellent complement to chicken, veal, and fruit salads. Serve chilled.
THE GRAPE: Like Chambourcin, Vidal Blanc is one of the grape vines that adapts the best to the Atlantic region all the way up to Canada. Very characteristic is the grape skins that are really thick and tough which allows the grape to stay on the vine way past normal harvest time. That's why Vidal is often used in late harvest wines or in ice wines in Canada. Vidal blanc is a white hybrid grape variety produced from the Vitis vinifera variety Ugni blanc (also known as Trebbiano Toscano) and another hybrid variety, Rayon d'Or (Seibel 4986)*
*Albert Seibel was a French viticulturist who created many hybrid varieties in an effort to contain the disaster of the phylloxera infection in European grape varietals.
VINTNER'S NOTE: Our Vidal is blended with another estate grape called Traminette, which is an offspring of another German grapevine Gewurztraminer, which is more aromatic and also adds more spicy undertones to the blend.
BLEND: 80% Vidal Blanc 20% Traminette
VINEYARD SIZE: 3.3 acres
YEARLY PRODUCTION: 300-400 cases