2016 Vidal Barrique

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2016 Vidal Barrique
2016 Vidal Barrique
Tasting notes

Color: Straw

Aromas: The aromas are expressive with dried apricot and nectarine, lavender and little honey.

Taste: The palate is ripe, very full bodied, almost juicy but with crisp acidity to round it out.  The flavors of stone fruit and florals flow to a long flavorful finish.

Food Pairing: Shrimp, Salmon, Cold Meats and Paté

Production notes

Barrel fermented and aged for 9 months in French oak.

Vintage2016
VarietalVidal Blanc
Varietal Composition100% Vidal Blanc
AppellationLoudoun County, VA
VineyardBreaux Vineyards
Aging9 months in French oak
Alcohol13.90%
Wine StyleDry White
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date06/26/2017
Cases Produced215 cases + 7 bottles

2016 Virginia Commercial Grape Report Season Summary

Virginia’s 2016 growing season followed a generally challenging winter, with significant snowfall and low temperatures in January and February. Three solid weeks of late winter/early spring rains were followed by a late frost in the first and second weeks of April. The late frost was especially damaging to smaller growers, many of whom lost their entire crops for the year. A hotter than usual summer, especially in late July and early August, presented growers with another set of challenges, especially as rain was intense but infrequent during this period.

A late start to winter, as well as an overall warmerthan-usual November and December, extended the time available for harvest, with many growers not completing their harvest before the end of November when students from Virginia Commonwealth University began reaching out to them to collect data for this report. Cold weather didn’t truly arrive until the second week of December, when temperatures stayed consistently below freezing for the first time in the 2016 season. 

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