Vignoles (Ravat 51)
October 27 & 28, 2014
Harvest Brix: 28.8˚ (V), 28.8˚ (G)
July 30, 2015
Indulge yourself in the enchanting flavors of this luscious “iced” wine style. Abundant aromas of pineapple and peach are joined by tropical flavors of honey, apricot and lime delivering an opulent mouth feel.
BLEND: 65% Vignoles, 35% Gewürztraminer
Hand-picked at optimum ripeness and frozen then whole cluster pressed. Grapes were fermented separately in stainless steel using R2 yeast. The higher acid is a result of a cooler vintage.
Food Pairing Notes
Savor each succulent sip for an after-dinner experience or enjoy with apple pie and sharp New York cheddar. The sweet and slightly spice like flavors pair wonderfully with Asian cuisine.
The growing degree days for the season were in line with average. A harsh winter hung on into April, though we were spared bud damage directly due to our vineyard location. A cool spring held bud break back until early May. The summer had some warm stretches but was mostly cool with lower humidity than in recent summers. July was wetter than normal but August through October saw below average rainfall with many dry, sunny days. The lower disease pressure throughout harvest allowed the grapes time to catch up and finish maturing before the first frost.
(Sep 28, 2018 at 11:36 AM)
This has been my absolute favorite Finger Lakes wine for years! I love sweet wine, and this definitely fills the bill. So good by itself or with dessert! Serve cold and you have an instant dessert wine that will give your family and friends something to talk about!
(Jun 18, 2021 at 5:53 AM)
I absolutely love this wine. I am not usually a sweet wine drinker but I find this wine to be the perfect sip for a summer's eve. It is refreshing and vibrant. I always go out of my way, when I am in the area, to swing into Atwater to pick up several bottles.