Vidal Blanc is a white hybrid grape that is a cross of Ugni Blanc and Rayon d'Or. It is the color of straw in appearance, usually has a fresh summer garden smell, and shows apple and citrus fruits on the palate.
The best expression of Vidal Blanc that we tasted in Missouri was the 2019 Augusta Vidal Blanc. We found it to be sweetly floral on the nose. The mouth feel had impressive body and we noted hints of peach and melon, with spice on the finish. Our tasters were very impressed with its complexity. If you like Sauvignon Blanc you will like this wine.