2018 Vintage Cuvée
Blend : 85% Estate L'Acadie, 15% Seyval Blanc, Annapolis Valley
2018 was a challenging year for Nova Scotia vineyards. A late frost on June 5 devastated much of the crop, a massive and unexpected blow for our region. Our estate was hit with a 70% reduction in grapes. Many wineries brought in grapes and juice from outside Nova Scotia to adjust for their shortfall but we did not, preferring to maintain consistency of our brand with 100% Nova Scotia content. L’Acadie blanc demonstrated its adaptability by budding out a second time after the young more fruitful primary shoots were killed and managed to race through the season and reach all its normal milestones of bloom, veraison and harvest date. In fact, grape maturity reached phenolic ripeness in early October with impressive quality indicators – a testimonial to the pedigree of Nova Scotia’s signature grape. Crop levels were extremely low and quality was exceptionally high and concentrated – this vintage is very limited with only 1692 bottles produced.
Aged sur lie for 23 months before first disgorging. Finished with a higher dosage (12 g/l) than our Prestige Brut but still to the customary brut style.
Suitable for vegan diets
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