Keuka Spring Vineyards 2017 Vignoles
Vignoles, a hybrid that dates back to the 1930s, is incredibly versatile. This well-priced example from Keuka Spring Vineyards and winemaker August Deimel is on the sweeter side, but shows off the grape's characteristic electric acidity for balance. You can kind of think of it as an Auslese-style.
A punch of botrytis (15-20% of the fruit was affected) brings a lot of complexity to a melange of fruit aromas including peach, pineapple, passion fruit and apricot.
Sweet flavors of golden raisin, apricot and pineapple are balanced by a beam of acidity. It still drinks on the sweeter side, but finishes nearly dry because of that balancing acidity. Though not super complex, this is a wine with personality that has medium-length, sweet-and-tart finish.