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Moscato Ottonel and Vidal grapes are harvested young, to capture the fruit’s acidity, and in a traditional Passito method, allowed to air dry and raisinize on racks open to outdoor ventilation for months, concentrating flavors and sugars. A lengthy fermentation is induced naturally in older barriques, where aging continues for another year, in protracted lees contact, continuously stirred. Incomparably vigorous and luscious, every vintage is destined for lengthy cellaring.


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2018 will be remembered by all Virginia growers as one of the most challenging, characterized by a mild spring with early and very fruitful bud break, followed by well above average rainfall in June and July which required extensive leaf pulling and mowing. In our district we experienced a warm and fairly dry August which allowed good to very good ripening, certain parcels with greater water drainage performed at high quality levels.

Virginia Governor's Cup Competition 2022 Gold Medal
Winemakers Challenge International Wine Competion 2022 Platinum Medal, 94 Points, Best in Show, Dessert
Critics Challenge International Competition 2022 Gold Medal
Fermentation Natural fermentation in older, very neutral barriques of French oak with native yeasts, over several months
Aging 24 months minimum in older barriques of French oak, very neutral
Composition Moscato Ottonel 50%, Vidal 50%
Analysis Alcohol, 13.0%
Residual Sugars, 14%
Total Acidity, 0.78%

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