Vignoles vines occupy some of the highest and best ground at Creekbend Vineyard. The sun is plentiful and balanced, and the wind exposure keeps the fruit clusters dry and free from rot. Why is Vignoles so deserving of such a coveted spot? It is a finicky grape to grow - slow growing, prone to rot and low yielding. But it makes a great wine. One taste and you will see what all of the fuss is about!
The Vignoles harvest was on August 23 & 30 with a total of 16.85 tons picked. The juice went through a gentle press, cool fermentation, and then arrested by centrifuge at about 1.6% residual sugar. This wine is significantly less sweet than earlier versions. Previous vintages have been
bottled with sugar around 4%. This change happened for two reasons: we wanted a change in style, and this year’s low acidity (due to the heat) allowed for a lower level of sugar.
This wine has beautiful flavors of peach, pear, and apricot. It could compete well against the best semi-dry German Rieslings. It is so delicious to drink during warm weather, and pairs fantastically with spicy ethnic foods. 637 cases produced.
Estate Bottled Wines From Oliver Winery’s Creekbend Vineyard.