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VIDAL BLANC 2011
Sakonnet Vineyards has pioneered the production of fine wines in Southern New England for thirty-five years. All of our estate wines reflect the favorable maritime climate found along Rhode Island's beautiful coast.
Vidal Blanc is Sakonnet Estate’s signature grape, a French hybrid able to withstand far colder conditions than we experience in Rhode Island. In addition to being hardy, it is disease resistant and can produce generous yields per ton. One of the hallmarks of the grape is its versatility, as it can be made into dry, semi-dry or dessert style wines and may be aged in either stainless steel or oak barrels.
This stainless steel version exhibits silver/white colors and marine-influenced medium-pronounced white grapefruit aromas. It is light-bodied with tangy, crisp acidity. The aromas are consistent with the flavors, which also exhibit mouthwatering lemon and tart peach. The wine remains refreshing through its medium finish with a citrus aftertaste.
The 2009 Vidal is an excellent food wine, due to its palate-cleansing acidity. It will compliment cheeses such as cheddar, feta and swiss along with pork and veal. The wine is particularly well suited to regional seafood, including lobster, salmon, swordfish, scallops, oysters, clams and shrimp. It marries well with cream sauces, citrus, garlic, basil pesto, cilantro, rosemary, soy sauce and sun dried tomatoes.