Jefferson Vidal Blanc Late Harvest 2001

Dessert from Virginia, Other US

$18.99
Item No. 73889

Winemaker's Notes

Our Vidal Blanc is a classic European-style dessert wine. We sent the grapes to an ice house for freezing, then pressed them at 39 Brix (sugar content) which makes for a very sweet and concentrated wine. The result is a dessert wine with 13% residual sugar. The bouquet is intense with rich honey, peach and nectarine aromas that are matched with syrupy flavors of oranges, apricots and honey. This unique wine pairs well with fruit, paté and non-chocolate desserts.

Learn About Jefferson

In 1774, Thomas Jefferson convinced an Italian winemaker, Filippo Mazzei, to move onto land adjoining Jefferson's home, Monticello, located in Charlottesville, Virginia. At Jefferson's urging, Mazzei agreed to grow European vinifera wines, and he soon produced two barrels of wine from six of the best varieties of wild grapes. Upon sampling his creation, Mazzei was very pleased with...

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Learn About Virginia

From Jamestown to today, Virginia has one of the oldest histories of winemaking in the New World. The early settlers started vines from native varieties. 200 years after Jamestown, at Monticello Thomas Jefferson endlessly tried to grow vinifera grapes, but only the native varieties survived phylloxera. Even so, he was sure that wine made from these grapes would equal the finest...

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Learn About Other Dessert

Other Dessert Beyond Port and Sherry, here are a few of our favorites: Sauternes - the golden wine of the Sauternes region in Bordeaux, these wines are made with botrytis-affected Semillon grapes and produce a rich, honeyed concoction with an amazing balance of sweetness and acidity. Don"t discount Sauternes' neighbor, Barsac, or even the region across the river,...

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