Known for decades to be the premium producer of outstanding fruit wines, Nashoba released its first estate grown grape wine on May 1st, 2008. Produced as a dry wine, our estate Vignoles is rich with tropical notes of pineapple, melon, honey and citrus. A soft and subtle approach finishes with a lingering hint of green apple and a lush display of fruit.
Vignoles or Ravat 51 is a French-American hybrid grape. It is somewhat winter hardy and has some similarities to Riesling. We harvested approximately 4 tons of grapes from our vineyard on October 1, 2007 and October 3rd, 2008.
The juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks with Lalvin 71B yeast. This yeast strain metabolizes malic acid and produces fruity overtones. The wine is aged in stainless steel, cold stabilized, then bottled with about 1.0% residual reducing sugar.
This light, fruity wine is best when consumed young but will age 1-2 years.
Fine for sipping and with hot or spicy dishes.
Retail price per bottle: $16.50
Restaurant price per bottle: $36.00
Restaurant price per glass: $9.00