Late Harvest Vignoles 2013
Wine Specs
Finger Lakes
Harvest Date
Oct. 18, 2013
31 deg. Brix at harvest
Total Acidity
11.9 g/L
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Bottling Date
Oct. 2, 2014
Residual Sugar

Late Harvest Vignoles 2013

Estate Grown & Bottled

Our Late Harvest Vignoles is a seductively sweet after-dinner white wine in the Sauternes and Beerenauslese traditions that bursts with fresh citrus and exotic fruit flavors.  Enjoy chilled with apple, pear or nut tarts, with bleu cheese, or all by itself.

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Medal of American Excellence (Gold), 2014 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition



In ideal ripening years we gamble by delaying harvest of our Vignoles grapes, hoping for late development of the noble fungus botrytis cinerea. Botrytis shrivels and desiccates the grapes on the vine, intensifying their natural sugars and flavors. After carefully controlled cold fermentation, the result is a seductively sweet white wine in the Sauternes and Beerenauslese traditions with vibrant citrus and exotic fruit notes.

While the spring and summer of 2013 were close to our historical averages for temperature and rain, September and early October were particularly dry.  Our Vignoles grapes stayed healthy right up to harvest on October 18.  Fermentation was brisk due to a high level of healthy nutrients in the juice, and so this 2013 vintage exhibits a beautiful crispness, with lively citrus notes balanced by natural sweetness.

Our Late Harvest Vignoles wines have been featured in FOOD&WINE magazine and on IntoWineTV.  A bottle serves approximately five 2.5-ounce glasses.  Drink young and serve chilled.

Late Harvest Vignoles 2012
Nominee, Jefferson Cup, 2013 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition
Gold Medal, 2014 Riverside (Calif.) International Wine Competition

Late Harvest Vignoles 2007
Chairman's Award (Double Gold), 2008 Riverside (Calif.) International Wine Competition
Example of American Greatness (Gold), 2008 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition
Gold Medal, 2008 Long Beach (Calif.) Grand Cru Wine Competition
Gold Medal, 2008 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition
Gold Medal, 2008 Big E Northeast Gold Wine Competition
Gold Medal, 2008 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging
Late Harvest Vignoles 2005
Double Gold and Best of Class (late harvest wines), 2007 Florida State Fair Int'l Wine Competition
Best of Show, Best NY Wine, and Double Gold, 2006 Big E Northeast Gold Wine Competition
Gold Medal, 2006 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging
Gold Medal, 2006 NY State Fair Commercial Wine Competition
Gold Medal, 2006 Great Lakes Great Wine Competition
Gold Medal, 2006 Amenti del Vino Wine Competition

Wine Profile
297 cases (estate-bottled)
Product Reviews
Gillette 18041's Gravatar
Gillette 18041
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(Jan 4, 2011 at 8:19 PM)
Excellent ice wine. Not as strong as many, but a very sophisticated taste.

Rebekah Lowe's Gravatar
Rebekah Lowe
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(May 22, 2011 at 6:17 PM)
This is not the same as the ice wine, but rather a late harvest wine. I enjoyed every sip and look forward to the second bottle, which I'm saving for a special occassion.

David Collin's Gravatar
David Collin
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(Jan 4, 2012 at 11:11 AM)
One of the best dessert wines I have ever tasted. Simply delicious! Sweet, but not overly so. Luscious mouthfeel. Layers of fruit... apricot, pears, peaches, apples. If you haven't tried it, you're missing out!

Nicholas Gimbrone's Gravatar
Nicholas Gimbrone
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(Feb 28, 2012 at 6:14 PM)
A wonderful price performer. While a bit simpler than the ice wine, still a rich and complex joy in the mouth. A pleasure either by itself or with a nice dessert.

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