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Philip Carter Winery

2020 Governor Fauquier
Vidal Blanc

2020 Governor Fauquier

This off-dry white wine is made to be light and refreshing, especially enjoyable in the spring and summer months of the year. A very citrus dominant nose gives way to tropical fruit flavors on the palate. Melon and lychee are the dominant flavors on the front of the palate, with a distinct grassy and lemon finish. The wine has a wonderful flow across the palate as its naturally high acidity complements the residual sugar, resulting in a perfectly balanced wine with a full mouthfeel. The slight sweetness makes this an extremely versatile wine for food pairings, especially well-suited for spicier foods like Latin, Thai, and Japanese cuisine.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Vidal Blanc
Appellation
Fauquier County
Harvest Date
September 2020
Sugar
15g/l
Acid
7.6 grams/liter
pH
3.37
Aging
Stainless Steel
Bottling Date
January 26, 2021
Residual Sugar
1.5%
Alcohol %
11.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A very citrus dominant nose gives way to tropical fruit flavors on the palate. Melon and lychee are the dominant flavors on the front of the palate, with a distinct grassy and lemon finish. By picking the grapes at a lower pH, the wine has a high natural acidity which compliments the residual sugar, resulting in a perfectly balanced wine with a full mouthfeel.
Production Notes
The 2020 Gov Fauquier is comprised of 100% Virginia grown Vidal. Picked at 18 brix and chaptalized to 20, with pH less than 3.3. On separate days, both lots were pressed whole cluster, allowed to settle for 2 days, racked, and then inoculated. After fermentation, the wines were blended, filtered, and sweetened with cane sugar to a residual sugar level of 1.5% (15 g/l). Bottled 4 months after picking and aged entirely in stainless steel. 205 cases bottled
Food Pairing Notes
The slight sweetness makes this an extremely versatile wine for food pairings, especially well-suited for spicier foods like Latin, Thai, and Japanese cuisine.

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