Thursday, September 29, 2011

2008 Konzelmann "Golden Vintage" Vidal (Ontario VQA)

One of my favourite Vidals, but only available at the winery.  Natural cork closure. 12% alc./vol.

Light straw colour.  Lovely aromas of apricot, pineapple, green apple, passionfruit and citrus - classic Ontario Vidal.  Balanced on the entry, with tart acidity but a rounding sweetness of light- to moderate intensity.  Pineapple replays on the midpalate.  A warm, cleansing, tart / sweet finish - very invigorating and enjoyable.

I am convinced that Vidal is one of Ontario's noble grape varieties: not only is it versatile (dry, off-dry, late-harvest wines and icewines are made from it), but it does each of these styles extremely well.  Konzelmann's Vidal is not only no exception to this rule, but it is indeed exemplary.

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