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2020 Estate L'Acadie

2020 Estate L'Acadie
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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 these special terroir flavours are accentuated, and this vintage shows it off with pronounced mineral texture and a touch of saline. 50% crushed with 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 it also allows the wine to develop its cellar potential and our library releases have shown longevity to 10 years of aging.

Wine is vegan.  Organic beeswax seal over cork.

Wine Specs
L'Acadie Blanc
Vineyard Designation
Harvest Date
October 9, 2020
21.0 Brix
At Harvest: 7.8 g/l
Will age well into its 5th birthday owing to its backbone of minerality and dryness. Our wine library has shown interesting complex characters at 10 years with previous vintages.
Bottling Date
April 20 2021
Residual Sugar
1.5 g/l
Alcohol %
Wine Align
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Aromas of peach and passion fruit followed by orange zest and juicy orange flavours with a backbone of signature minerality and slight saline from our ancient seabed estate. *****Bronze medal, 89 points 2021 National Wine Awards. Wine critic Michael Godel, wine critic, judge "Just about properly picked early to preserve acidity and not allow the soft, cloying and flabby nature of a late harvested l'acadie to gain traction. Expressive of the intense nature of the early ripened grape so that fruit remains, vitality persists and balance hangs in the mid-palate. What still l’acadie can be though picking just a day or two earlier would have really sealed the deal. Drink 2021-2023." Tasted blind at NWAC2021, October 2021.
Winemaker Notes
100% Estate L'Acadie blanc
Food Pairing Notes
Mild /medium and soft cheeses, Pasta with cream sauce, Roasted and stir fried vegetables, Caesar salad
Other Notes
Certified Organic by Pro-Cert