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Vidal late Harvest

Vidal Select late Harvest Wine Details
Price: $17.00 per bottle

Description: Vidal is a winter-hardy French hybrid that is particularly popular in Canada and the north-eastern United States. The variety ripens late and has very thick skins that are able to withstand the unfavourable winter weather. We generally harvest a portion of the grapes in December and leave the rest to harvest when the temperature drops low enough to make icewine. We then blend the two portions and aim for an average sugar content of about 30 brix.

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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