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WTN: '06 Knapp Cayuga Lake Vignoles

by Carl Eppig » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:23 pm

2006 Knapp, Estate Grown, Cayuga Lake, Vignoles ($9.99 U.S. Bremer’s, Utica, NY). Alcohol level: 11%. For those of you who are not familiar with this one it is a cross between Pinot de Corton and Subereux; which probably tells you less. Can’t find the exact R.S. on it, but Knapp pegs it a little more than halfway between Dry and Sweet; it is definitely Semi-Sweet.

The wine gives a rush of tropical fruit upfront and on the tongue tip. There is much more in the middle along with a delightful honeyed complexity, and the finish lingers.

We did not match it with Asian food or dessert as recommended on the label, but enjoyed it with roast boneless pork loin with a sweet glaze, pilaf, gravy, and peas. Another nice Monday night.
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Re: WTN: '06 Knapp Cayuga Lake Vignoles

by Howie Hart » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:51 pm

Carl Eppig wrote:...Vignoles ... is a cross between Pinot de Corton and Subereux...
Subereux is a hybrid with the designation Seibel 6905. Some Googling confirms that cross, but other sites indicate the hybrid parent of Vignoles to be Seibel 8665, which is a different grape. Somewhat confusing. Even more confusing is that the only references to Pinot de Corton only identify it as a parent of Vignoles. Regardless, it is my favorite white hybrid.
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