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20th Anniversary Seyval Blanc

20th Anniversary Seyval Blanc Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: 95% Seyval Blanc 5% Viognier 100%. Stainless Steel A recreation of the first wine produced at Oakencroft. This wine is fresh and lively with peach overtones and a crisp clean finish. Bottled in December 2002. Drink now through 2006. Only 200 cases produced to celebrate our 20th year. GOLD – STATE FAIR OF VIRGINIA WINE COMPETITION.

Varietal Definition
Seyval Blanc:
A French hybrid that is often thought of as "East Coast Chardonnay," or at least an alternative to same. Produced in a crisp, dry style, this white wine is often fermented or aged in oak to enhance the rather neutral flavors of the grape itself. It lends itself to service at the dining table and is food friendly. Seyval Blanc is often used in proprietary blends; good examples can be found from Prejean, Clinton and Château Lafayette Reneau.
The most acclaimed white wine grape from France's Rhône Valley, Viognier is a highly aromatic varietal, with a flavor profile that could include peach, apricot, nectarine, lichee, musk and flower blossom. The heady perfume of this varietal is one of its trademarks, although its flavors are sometimes problematic in matching with food. However, it does well with lobster, crab and moderately flavored fish. Use it as an apéritif as an alternative to Chardonnay. The "Rhône Rangers" in California have done an excellent job promoting this varietal.


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