2017frankscornervidal

2017 Frank’s Corner Vidal
– Estate Series

$19.95

WINERY DIRECT ONLY

Production: 182 Cases

Availability: Winery direct

Vintage: 2017

Variety or Blend: Vidal

Vineyard Designation: Adamo Estate

Region: Ontario (Hockley Hills)

Vine Age: 5 years

Soil: Sand and loam with large deposits of limestone

Wine Style: Semi-sweet

Oak: None

Alcohol Content: 12.0%

PH: 3.4

TA: 8.0 g/L

RS: 13.5 g/L

Ageing: Drink now through 2022

Serving Temperature: 8 – 12 degrees Celsius

Winemaking:

The 2017 Estate Vidal, Frank’s Corner, was harvested for optimal flavour and balance of acidity. We let the grapes hang into November and picked on a day when it was -10 degrees out! We hand harvested to protect the integrity of the fruit and whole cluster pressed in our gentle bladder press. Juice selection was made at the press pan to ensure there was not any over extraction of phenolic flavours from the grape skins. It was cold settled after pressing and then racked into stainless steel for a long, slow fermentation at cool temperatures to enhance aromatics and preserve fruitiness. With the cold harvest the colour is very similar to icewine and so is the style, without being too sickly sweet. The alcoholic fermentation was stopped when the fruit profile was ideal and a balanced expression was achieved. Our 2017 Vidal was then protein stabilized and filtered before bottling.

 

Appearance:

Golden straw with a clear hue.

Aromas:

Icewine similar aromatics with complexity. Aromas of honey, citrus, pineapple, apricot and peach. A very concentrated and intense bouquet of sweet ripe fruit lift out of the glass.

Palate:

Sweet, ripe fruits and fresh acidity are balanced on the palate. A combination of citrus fruits and tree fruits including lemon, white peach, nectarine and apricot fill the mouth. A fresh backbone of acidity complements the fruitiness and richness in flavour and texture. Our Frank’s Corner Vidal has a medium-weight and medium-length finish with flavours of orange rind and quince. An easy drinking medium-bodied wine that packs a punch of fruit flavours with a balanced refreshing finish. Frank’s Corner Vidal is the perfect wine for patios or to start off your evening as it drinks well on its own and with meals.

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