Dry White Wines
Winemaker: Rick Hall
Bottling Date: February 28, 2012
Appellation: 99.8% Virginia fruit
Vidal Blanc: 87.7%
% non-oak aged: 100%
Alcohol percent by volume: 12%
Titratable acidity: 0.57g/100ml
Residual sugar: 0.5%
Not vegetarian safe
About This Wine
Fresh citrus aromas, infused with apples and a subtle suggestion of grass float from the glass. Crisp pear and ripe melon fills the palate, layering with juicy pineapple in this delightful light- to medium-bodied wine. Bright acidity lends a clean finish, glimmering with grapefruit, and ending with delicate lime notes.
Aroma: Citrus, apple. Palate: Pear, melon, pineapple. Finish: Clean, acidic, grapefruit, lime.
Food and Wine Pairing
Very food-friendly; pairs well with a wide variety of grilled or roasted poultry and seafood.
This wine is already near peak when released, although it may age for another year or two. Aging is an imprecise art; excessive aging could lead to a negative effect. Ideally, try some every year and enjoy the wine’s journey. Keep at a uniform temperature – 55 degrees is best.
Gold Medal: 2010 Grand Harvest Awards Competition, Sponsored by Vineyard & Winery Management Magazine (2008 Vintage)
Gold Medal: 2010 Virginia Wine Lover Wine Classic Competition (2008 Vintage)
Silver Medal: 2011 International Women's Wine Competition (2010 Vintage)
Silver Medal: 2011 Wines of the South Competition (2010 Vintage)
Silver Medal: 2011 Consumer Wine Award at Lodi, CA (2009 Vintage)
Silver Medal: 2010 Virginia Governors Cup Wine Competition (2008 Vintage)
Bronze Medal: 2012 Virginia Governor's Cup Wine Competition (2010 Vintage)
Bronze Medal: 2011 Indy International Wine Competition (2010 Vintage)
Bronze Medal: 2011 NextGen Wine Competiton (2010 Vintage)
Bronze Medal: 2010 Dallas Morning News Wine Competition (2008 Vintage)
Bronze Medal: 2010 Finger Lakes Wine Competition (2009 Vintage)