Vignoles can produce a dry wine and an excellent dessert wine. It is a favorite for a late
harvest wine. The fruit can develop high sugar, while the acidity remains high.
In the vineyard it has moderate vigor and productivity and is moderately winter hardy. The bud break is
later than some, which reduces the risk of spring frost injury. The harvest time is mid season, other
than blocks left for a late harvest.
It was developed by J.F. Ravat and was originally named Ravat 51. It is not to be confused with Ravat
34. It was renamed Vignoles in the 1970's and is mostly grown in the Finger Lakes, NY
It has compact, small clusters which make it highly susceptible to botrytis bunch rot.
We recommend Lalvin 71b-1122 for fruitiness and acid.