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2018 Vintage Cuvée

2018 Vintage Cuvée
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SKU: 9004-18

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

Here's a family favourite food pairing - Stir Fry

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
L'Acadie Blanc
Appellation
Annapolis Valley
Harvest Date
October 10, 2018
Sugar
18.0 Brix at harvest
Acid
11.1 grams/litre at harvest
Aging
First disgorging March 2021
Bottling Date
First disgorging March 2021
Residual Sugar
12 g/l
Alcohol %
11.2
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Dry with enhanced minerality from estate grapes on ancient seabed soil of schist and sandstone gravels. Citrus and tropical flavours and steely acidity enveloped in pillows of richness. Toasty notes in the background.
Winemaker Notes
85% L'Acadie Blanc, 15% Seyval Blanc
Food Pairing Notes
Stir Fry Pasta in rosé sauce, Butternut squash, Potato and pasta salads
Other Notes
Certified Organic by Pro-Cert
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