Vidal is a winter-hardy French hybrid that is particularly popular in Canada and the north-eastern United States. The variety ripens late and has very thick skins that are able to withstand the unfavourable winter weather. Arrowleaf generally harvests a portion of the grapes in December and leaves the rest to harvest when the temperature drops low enough to make icewine. We then blend the two portions and aim for an average sugar content of about 32 brix. Intense apricot, quince, tropical fruit, caramel and honey flavors. This is a dense and sweet late harvest wine with lively acidity.
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