Crown Valley Winery Vignoles Ozark Highlands Late Harvest 2005
Winemaker Tasting Notes: This Vignoles wine has a wonderful aroma of sweet tropical fruits, ripe melon and oranges. The palate is full bodied and dominated by tropical fruit flavors. It has a long persistent dry finish. A Note On the Winemaker: Daniel Alcorso has an impressive background in winemaking and has lived in various wine regions around the world. Bryan Siddle operations manager says "Crown Valley Winery is very excited to have someone of Daniel's caliber to bring our wine and winery to the next level. Crown Valley Winery has always been committed to producing high quality Missouri wines using the best grapes. Daniel is a new-world winemaker who will bring out the specific aromas and fruit flavors of each the varietals, which the consumer will be able to enjoy for many years." Technical Notes: Varietal: Vignoles Food Pairing: Enjoy With salmon dishes. RS: 0.1% Alcohol: 13% Return to Crown Valley wine list
Gently sloping terrain and well-drained soils form the foundation of our 600-acre estate. Crown Valley Winery now has more than 165 acres of carefully tended vineyards, with expansions planned over the next five years. Currently, our estate features seven varieties of grapes including Chambourcin, Chardonel, Traminette, Vignoles, Concord, Frontenac and Norton-Crown Valley Winery now has the largest planting of Norton grapes in the United States.
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When it’s time for a Chardonnay, reach instead for that bottle of Crown Valley 2005 Vignoles Dry. Change is good. It looks like some Chardonnays — completely golden, but in a hock bottle instead of a burgundy bottle. Close to the nose, it’s warm, fresh cantaloupe/melon with very soft oak. Creamy in the mouth, with medium body, it finishes with invigorating back-palate acidity. This white is both crisp and warming. Lick your lips — acidity reads like neat saltiness. Many wineries produce Vignoles in Missouri, but dry Vignoles are rare. This estate wine seems to express a character unique to the Ozark Highlands. It is without the diacetyl “butteriness” of many new-world Chardonnays and has the body and youthful vigor of the Chardonnay typical of the Chablis region of France. This Vignoles (aka Ravat 51) is closer to a Chablis Chardonnay than is a typical Missouri Chardonel (off-spring of Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc). You'll be glad you pulled the Crown Valley Vignoles Dry. It’s perfect while chatting before the meal, and it carries perfectly into the chicken entrée.