Our Yadkin Valley Vidal Blanc is from a single lot of older vines. This "sweet wine" was made from the same Vidal Blanc as the Golden Hallows and then blended with the "sweet reserve" juice to provide the residual sugar. It has a residual sugar level of just over 6 imparting the perfect sweetness. Although we label it as a sweet wine, it is flexible enough to complement Pâtés and Foie Gras. This exceptional wine was made in limited quantities without undergoing a secondary fermentation to preserve the bright fruit and mineral qualities. This wine exhibits the care and passion taken in winemaking at JOLO Winery & Vineyards.
COMMENTS FROM THE WINE MAKER:
2016 provided a very good growing season for this fruit. Very little rainfall and warm sunny days slowly ripen the fruit and provided great balance lending itself to be made into a dry or sweet wine. So we did both. This wine is medium bodied and is layered with aromas of the stone fruit, honeysuckle, and hints of pear and apple. White peach, pear and minerals dance on the palate with a velvety long finished. While this wine is enjoyable now it will continue to evolve and develop over the years in the bottle. This wine pairs well with cakes, ice cream, chocolate, tarts, cookies as well as foie gras and pâtés. This wine should be well chilled and will age gracefully over the next decade and beyond. Serve chilled & Enjoy!