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L'Ombra

L'Ombra Wine Details
Price: $10.00 per bottle

Description: Which means The Shade in Italian, is named for its light oak finish. This medium-bodied semi-dry wine is made from a blend of Vidal and Seyval grapes, that impart flavors and aromas of fruit and citrus. The oak finish contributes toasty vanillin components. Complements everything.

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.
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 Ch√Ęteau Lafayette Reneau.


Reviews



Todd says...
We served this wine after Thanksgiving dinner, but while sitting around the table. It was a little too sweet for some, but I thought it complemented picking through the remaining food.

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