Another standout of the 2022 Governor’s Cup, Cana Vineyards & & Winery scored leading marks at the competitors, making wine maker Melanie Natoli the very first woman to win the cup (by means of American Vineyards Magazine). However, this isn’t Natoli’s very first time as a pioneer. In 2017, she was the very first Virginia wine maker to be called Woman Winemaker of the Year at the 10th yearly Women’s International Wine Competition, according toWine Industry Advisor The family-owned winery lies in Middleburg and has actually been growing cabernet franc, red wine, norton, petit manseng, and petit verdot varietals for ten years.
What made the winery such a standout in this year’s Governor’s Cup was its 2019 Unité Reserve ($ 65), a mix of 65% petit verdot, 29% cabernet franc, and 6% red wine. According to the winery, the tasting notes consist of mouthwatering tips of black olive, soy sauce, and toasted oak on the nose followed by vanilla, black plum, and herbs deProvence This white wine has actually been exceptionally popular because the outcomes of the cup were revealed, so think about attempting the 2019 Le Mariage ($ 48)– another gold medal winner– if you can’t find the Unit é Reserve.