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Blanc du Bois Semi-Sweet

Blanc du Bois  (Semi-Sweet) Wine Details
Price: $9.95 per bottle

Description: This wine was made from grapes grown in our vineyards in Santa Fe , Texas as well as from grapes grown in Fulshear, Texas , Cat Spring, Texas, Palestine, Texas, Hillsboro, Texas and Brenham, Texas. The grapes were crushed & pressed and fermented at 55 F to retain floral and fruit aromas that are characteristic of this grape variety like peach, apricot, pear, green apple, figs and grapefruit. The residual sugar in this wine is 3 %, which is considered Semi-Sweet.

Varietal Definition
Blanc du Bois:
Developed at the University of Florida for use in that state, this white wine-producing grape with a flavor similar to Muscat has had medal-winning success for somewhat Riesling-like varietal still wine and blends of sparkling wine. Developed by John Mortenson of the Leesburg Research Station, it is the result of a cross between a Florida-developed hybrid (thought by some to be a V. aestivalis complex derivative) and the Cardinal table grape. Fertile, productive and hearty, it ripens in early July in Florida. A coldy hardy varietal,it is also resistant to Pierce's disease, but appears particularly vulnerable to Anthracnose and Black Rot.


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