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Le Trolley

Le Trolley Wine Details
Price: $12.00 per bottle

Description: St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana - Blanc Du Bois (100%). Silver Medal 2003 Florida State Fair International Wine Competition. Silver Medal 200Eastern International Wine Competition. The Blanc Du Bois wine grape (an Euro-American cross) has become the mainstay of Louisiana fine white wine production. Our Le Trolley wines are inspired by and recall the wonderful dry white wines of the Alsatian and Loire Valley regions of France, and in the current vintage, some of the exciting aspects of the sauvignon blanc based wines from New Zealand. They are very compatible with the savory dishes of south Louisiana, especially those including oysters and freshly caught Gulf fish prepared with rich sauces. Matches very well with soft ripened, triple cream cheeses. Serve moderately chilled (50º - 55º F). Tasting notes: Appearance: light/white gold with a touch of green

Varietal Definition
Blanc du Bois:
Developed at the University of Florida for use in that state, this white wine-producing grape with a flavor similar to Muscat has had medal-winning success for somewhat Riesling-like varietal still wine and blends of sparkling wine. Developed by John Mortenson of the Leesburg Research Station, it is the result of a cross between a Florida-developed hybrid (thought by some to be a V. aestivalis complex derivative) and the Cardinal table grape. Fertile, productive and hearty, it ripens in early July in Florida. A coldy hardy varietal,it is also resistant to Pierce's disease, but appears particularly vulnerable to Anthracnose and Black Rot.
Sauvignon Blanc:
Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California — at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety — and often assumes the moniker ‘Fume Blanc’. This popular synonym, credited to Napa’s Robert Mondavi, derives from the grape’s historic home of Pouilly in France’s Upper Loire Valley, where Sauvignon Blanc is the dominant varietal and goes locally by the name of ‘Blanc Fumé’. When treated with respect and afforded suitable growing conditions, Sauvignon Blanc is one of the wine world’s darlings. Steely, racy acidity, green, gooseberry fruit, asparagus and a grassy, herbaceous character characterize dry wines made from this grape.


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