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2018 Blanc du Bois Texas

2018 Blanc du Bois Texas
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$24.00
/ 750ml
SKU: 18BDTX750

Texas is one of the oldest wine growing states in the US, with vines planted here more than a hundred years before they were planted in California or Virginia. In the 1650s, Franciscan priests planted Mission vines in West Texas, near modern day El Paso. The vines were a necessity in the production of sacramental wine used in the Eucharist. Using Texas vines to create hundreds of hybrid grapes, horticulturist Thomas Munson conducted significant research, finding root stock immune to the Phylloxera epidemic, saving the French wine industry from total ruin. The advent of Prohibition in the United States virtually eliminated Texas' wine industry.  In the 1970’s the industry was revived with the founding of Llano Estacado and Pheasant Ridge wineries in the Texas High Plains appellation (near Lubbock and the La Buena Vida winery in Springtown). According to the Texas Grape and Wine Growers Association (txwines.org), Texas now has eight AVAs although many vineyards exist outside the specified AVAs.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Blanc du Bois
Appellation
Texas
Acid
0.6
pH
3.67
Bottling Date
4/24/2019
Alcohol %
13.8
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Distinctive floral notes, and tastes of rich tropical fruit, apricot, and citrus on the finish.
Winemaker Notes
Blanc du Bois is an interesting, somewhat difficult grape to get right. High acidity and moderate sugars can produce a sharply acidic wine; thus, we use new American oak and perform a full malolactic fermentation to soften the wine and enhance mouthfeel.
Food Pairing Notes
Stuffed bell peppers, seafood, shellfish, creamy pasta dishes and light meat all pair well with Blanc du Bois.
Production
268 cases
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