Our winemaker's goal in creating Mainsail White was to make a wine that is suited to everyday consumption: easy to drink, light but flavorful, dry but with a soft finish. When asked how to describe it, we often say that it is like an aromatic Pinot Grigio. It is blended from three varieties, including Vidal Blanc, Cayuga White, and a little Riesling, to enhance the aroma. The wine is fermented cool, at around 55 or 58 degrees, which brings out the fruity flavors, and is then matured in stainless steel tanks so that it retains its fresh character. Around the winery, we call it the "Wednesday Night White" because it seems to go with just about any dish and fits the mid-week dinner budget.
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