Vignoles was originally bred in the early 20th century from a cross of Seibel 6905 and a Pinot Noir clone. However, in 2008 genetic testing of the variety found no relation to either of these grapes so its true origin is a mystery. Vignoles is a cold hardy vine that produces very tight clusters mid- to late-season. It can produce a variety of wines from oaky Chardonnay types to luscious dessert wines if left to hang on the vine.
Our estate Vignoles was allowed to hang into October with perfect conditions to dehydrate the fruit and concentrate the sugars and flavors. It has intense aromas of strawberries and honeysuckle with a sweet palate of baked pineapple, apricot and honey.
PAIRS WELL WITH:
Soft Cheeses | Fresh Fruit | Spicy Mexican | Cheesecake