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Encore Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: 60% Vidal Blanc 40% Traminette. Well balanced wine with flavors of peaches and apricots. Made from frozen Vidal grapes at 40° Brix. Fermented slowly in new French oak barrels and matured for an additional twelve months. Fragrant, memorable on the palate and very elegant. Bottled August 2004. Drink now through 2006. 88 cases produced.

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.
'Traminette' is a late mid-season white wine grape which produces wine with pronounced varietal character likened to one of its parents, 'Gewürztraminer'. 'Traminette' is distinguished by its superior wine quality combined with good productivity, partial resistance to several fungal diseases, and cold hardiness superior to its acclaimed parent, 'Gewürztraminer'.


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