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GHV Edelweiss

GHV Edelweiss Wine Details

Description: GHV Edelweiss is a semi-sweet German-style white wine with the floral "edelweiss" nose along with honeyed peach & pear flavors. The Edelweiss grape was developed by Elmer Swenson. These grapes were grown in the blufflands near Rockland, WI. Serve well chilled with fruits and cheeses or to simple enjoy it by itself. Winner of a Bronze Medal at the 2010 Internation Cold Climate Grape Competition and the Mid-American Wine Competition.

Varietal Definition
Created by Elmer Swenson, this white grape is derived from an Ontario x MN 78 cross. Edelwies is disease resistant and very winter-hardy, reportedly to -30 F (approx. -34 C). Along with other Swensen varieties, it is an important varietal in the northern United States. The vine produces large, loose clusters, with pale gold berries. The grapes of the vine are often used to make sweet white wines or occasionally left on the vine long enough to produce icewines. Edelweiss is very disease resistant


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