White V: Semi-sweet light-bodied concord style wine
In the Vineyard: We make our White V from either the valiant or King of the North grapes. They are both exceedingly hardy and productive. These are grapes with Vitis labrusca in their background and have a pleasant Concord flavor.
In the Winery: We don't like a strong concord flavor in wine. Great for jelly and juice, but go light, please in wine. Thus we press these grapes immediately to reduce the flavor and color, and present it at 2% sugar, mild acid and very light body. It's like White Zin with a concord finish!
In short: Wines like this don't have enough character to offend anybody! But they don't have to. They are meant to be light, fruity and drinkable by almost anybody. A great summer wine on a hot day, particularly nice blended with sparkling clear sodas. Careful...it goes down easy. Silver at NW Wine Summit, Hood River, OR, 2013.
COMING SOON: Brianna, a lovely, barely sweet wine with hints of pineapple, melon and banana.