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Vidal Blanc

Vidal blanc is a hybrid grape variety that can be found in both North America and in some scandinavian countries, like Sweden. It is a white grape variety mostly known for the production of icewine in Canada.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Vidal blanc has large bunches with small berries that are golden yellow in colour. Its aromas are characteristic of tropical fruits, such as mango and pineapple, as well as citrus fruits, such as lime and grapefruit. Its taste profile is quite distinctive, with a honeyed sweetness balanced out by a good acidity.

Fresh Vidal Blanc grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Vidal is primarily grown in Canada and the United States. Is is now also grown successfully in Sweden. Vidal blanc is moderately winter-hardy and mid ripening. It is usually made into late harvest wines and ice wines but also regular dry wines are produced. It is also sometimes blended with other grape varieties to add fruitiness to the blend. In Canada, it is mostly used to make sweet, ice wines, while in the United States it is commonly used to make dry, aromatic white wines. Vidal blanc is a very versatile grape variety and pairs well with a variety of different dishes. It is particularly good with seafood and white meats. It also pairs well with spicy dishes, such as curries and stir-fries.

Foods to pair with Vidal Blanc:

Asian food
Pasta
Pizza
Curry
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Vidal Blanc
Eventhough Vidal was bred in France in the 1930s, it is not authorized there and is rarely found.

Top Wines with Vidal Blanc

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Peller Estates Signature Series Vidal Icewine

Peller Estates

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Peller Estates Signature Series Vidal Icewine is a dessert wine produced by Peller Estates located in the Niagara Peninsula wine region of Canada. The wine is made from Vidal grapes that are left on the vine until they freeze in the depths of winter, concentrating the sugars and flavors. The grapes are then hand-harvested and pressed while still frozen, resulting in a luscious and complex wine with notes of honey, apricot, and tropical fruit. Peller Estates Vidal Icewine is a true expression of the unique climate of the Niagara Peninsula, and is a perfect pairing for desserts or enjoyed on its own as a luxurious treat.
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desserts
fruits
sweet dishes
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Bully Hill Sweet Walter White

Bully Hill

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Bully Hill Sweet Walter White is a delightful white wine that is sure to please any palate. Produced in the Finger Lakes region of New York, this wine offers the unique characteristics of the vineyards in the area. The winemaking process involves carefully selecting the grapes and fermenting them to create a sweet and refreshing flavor profile. With its crisp acidity and fruity notes, this wine is perfect for those who enjoy a sweeter style. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with light dishes, Bully Hill Sweet Walter White is a fantastic choice for those seeking a delicious and approachable white wine.
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Food Pairing:
apples
cheese
fruit-based desserts
salads
seafood
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Wagner Vineyards Vidal Blanc Ice

Wagner Vineyards

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Wagner Vineyards Vidal Blanc Ice is a delightful dessert wine produced by Wagner Vineyards. This wine hails from the Finger Lakes region in New York, known for its cool climate and ideal conditions for grape growing. The vineyard features gently sloping hills and well-drained soils, which contribute to the high quality of the grapes used in this wine. The winemaking process involves carefully harvesting the Vidal Blanc grapes at the peak of ripeness and then allowing them to freeze naturally on the vine, intensifying their flavors and sweetness. The result is a luscious and aromatic wine with notes of tropical fruits, honey, and apricot. Wagner Vineyards Vidal Blanc Ice is the perfect choice for those seeking a decadent and indulgent dessert wine experience.
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blue cheese
foie gras
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Mission Hill Family Estate Vidal Reserve Icewine

Mission Hill Family Estate

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Mission Hill Family Estate Vidal Reserve Icewine is a premium dessert wine produced by the renowned Mission Hill Family Estate winery. The grapes used to make this wine are grown in the Okanagan Valley, a region known for its ideal vineyard conditions. The winemakers carefully select only the best grapes, which are left on the vine until they freeze, intensifying their flavors. The resulting wine is a luscious and sweet dessert wine with notes of honey, apricot, and peach. This wine is perfect for special occasions or as a luxurious treat.
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