Lightfoot & Wolfville Ancienne Chardonnay 750 ml

Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards


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Ancienne Chardonnay is the pinnacle, single-vineyard
expression of the Lightfoot Home Farm Vineyard in Wolfville,
Nova Scotia. Sheltered by the moderating influence of the Bay
of Fundy, our farming practices are certified organic (Ecocert
Canada) and biodynamic (Demeter). The vines for this wine are
meticulously maintained with leaf removal and cluster thinning
by hand to enhance ripening potential. These practices,
combined with incessant saltwater breezes from the Minas Basin
allow for great airflow throughout the canopy, important for
maintaining the overall health of this vineyard.
The 2020 growing season surpassed previous records as our
warmest growing season to date. Dry weather throughout the
growing season meant that disease pressure was low. Yields were
below average but fruit quality was exceptionally high; an
especially great vintage for still wines.
Hand-harvested and hand-sorted on October 16th and 19th.
Pressed whole-cluster with no sulphite addition. Indigenous
fermentation took place in mostly used French oak (17% new,
25% 2nd fill, 21% 3rd fill, 37% 4th fill +) in a combination of
225 L barriques (60%) and 500 L puncheons (40%). Élevage
of 21-months in barrel with a slow malolactic conversion over a
8 month period. Bottled September 15th 2022. Minimal sulphite
addition prior to bottling.

Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay (Dijon clones 95, 96
and 76, planted in 2009)
Vineyard Composition: Lightfoot Home Farm Vineyard
Alcohol: 13%
pH: 3.54
Total Acidity: 6.7 g/L
Residual Sweetness: 2.4 g/L
Production: 1010 cases (6 x 750 mL)
Certification: Organic by Ecocert Canada & Biodynamic by
Medium yellow gold in the glass. On the nose, notes of
lemon crème brûlée, white nectarine and apple blossom.
Richness meets freshness on the palate with a textured,
stony grip, demonstrating the grace and balance Nova
Scotia’s distinctive growing environment is gaining
reputation for.
Pairing suggestions include lobster dipped in brown butter,
Cornish game hen, scallops in beurre blanc, truffle butter
pasta and aged hard cheeses such as cave-aged Gruyère.
Service Temperature: 11-13°C
Recommended Drinking: 2022-2031

750 ml

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