Lightfoot & Wolfville Ancienne Chardonnay 2017
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This Ancienne Chardonnay is a biodynamic certified (by
Demeter), single-vineyard wine from the Lightfoot Home Farm
Vineyard in Wolfville, Nova Scotia where excellent exposure,
particularly fine soil drainage and incessant saltwater breezes
combine with natural airflow to create conditions that are
remarkably conducive to the growing of vibrant, distinctive and
full-flavoured Chardonnay grapes.
Spontaneous fermentation took place in barrel using indigenous
yeasts. A full malolactic fermentation, also indigenous, softened
the mouthfeel and imparted a creamier texture. Aging of 18-
months sur lie in French oak (20% new, 80% old/neutral)
provided depth and further enhancement to texture.
Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Total Acidity: 8.7 g/L
Residual Sweetness: <2 g/L
Production: 790 cases (6 x 750 mL)
Nuanced nose of golden apple, lemon meringue, peach blossom
and toasty-smoky notes indicative of well-integrated French oak.
The palate is lively; concentrated and rich, yet fresh, with bright
acidity and a lengthy mineral finish. An elegant style of
Chardonnay that represents the grace and balance that Nova
Scotia’s distinctive cool-climate is gaining reputation for.
Fitting pairings include richer seafood dishes such as lobster or
crab, cream sauces, roasted poultry and root vegetables and
Serving Temperature: 12-14°C
Recommended Drinking: 2019-2029