2019 Estate L'Acadie
Harvested from 14 year old vines with root systems over three feet deep that had to work for every inch through our well-drained, rocky schist and sandstone ancient seabed soil that naturally does not encourage high vigour. This soil is why we bought our property in 2004, very different from the typical water-holding clay loam that dominates the north ridge of our valley. We encourage a living soil supported by our organic practices so that the special terroir flavours are accentuated, and this vintage shows it off with pronounced mineral texture and a touch of saline. It was a late vintage owing to a cool spring but patience paid off with sun-exposed golden ripe berries from a block of our estate vineyard where we removed leaves around grape clusters. Crushed and allowed skin contact for 24 hours before pressing. It was aged over the winter in stainless steel and bottled in the spring, finished dry to showcase its minerality. We choose a natural cork finish for its sustainability and finish with a touch of beeswax for integrity. Cork also allows the wine to develop its cellar potential and our library releases have shown longevity to 10 years of aging.
Suitable for vegan diets. `