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2020 Tragically Vidal

2020 Tragically Vidal
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SKU: 541110-20

The 2020 Tragically Vidal is slightly more tropical on the nose than the previous vintage but still perfumed with its classic orchard fruit, orange blossom and honey.  The palate is full of ripe stone fruit, pineapple, melon, dried mango, bergamot and candied ginger.  A lush, generous, and textural mouthfeel with an abundance of bright, acidity to balance the gentle nudge of residual sugar. 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Vidal
Appellation
Okanagan Falls
Harvest Date
October 2020
Acid
7.4 g/l
pH
3.15
Aging
Drink now and through 2027.
Bottling Date
February 2021
Residual Sugar
14.5 g/l
Alcohol %
12.3
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2020 Tragically Vidal is slightly more tropical on the nose than the previous vintage but still perfumed with its classic orchard fruit, orange blossom and honey. The palate is full of ripe stone fruit, pineapple, melon, dried mango, bergamot and candied ginger. A lush generous and textural mouthfeel with an abundance of bright, acidity to balance the gentle nudge of residual sugar.
Vineyard Notes
Stag’s Hollow Vineyard – Okanagan Falls (gravels & course glacial till) Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard – Okanagan Falls (gravels, glacial till & silty loam)
Production Notes
Our Estate-grown Vidal was destemmed, lightly crushed, and gravity transferred to membrane press, where the juice was gently pressed and pumped into a stainless steel tank. After settling for 48 hrs, the clarified juice was racked and transferred into another stainless steel tank before being inoculated with a select yeast culture. It enjoyed a long, slow, cool ferment, preserving as much of the aromatics as possible, before being arrested prior to sugar dryness by chilling the wine to 0°C. As we have come to do over the last few vintages of Tragically Vidal, we blended a small portion of our Orange Muscat into it, further boosting the aromatics, and giving the wine a slightly more floral direction.
Winemaker Notes
Vidal is always one of the last grapes to come in each year. We've found over the 25 years of working with it, that waiting until just after the first frost to pick seems to be Vidal's sweet spot. The grape's tough skins finally soften enough that we are able to maximize flavour and aromatic expression, and there is a slight raisining that happens in certain pockets of the vineyard that contribute to that beautiful honeyed bouquet. This year, the Vidal was so powerfully aromatic that we decided to blend in less Orange Muscat than usual. We also included a small amount of skin-fermented Vidal to boost textural complexity on the palate.
Food Pairing Notes
Classic: pork, chicken, duck, fruit salads, foie gras Adventurous: Cajun/Creole dishes, Thai food, Chinese food, Vietnamese food, Mexican food, coconut curries, Indian food
Other Notes
98.7% Vidal, 1.3% Orange Muscat