L'Acadie Vineyards L'Acadie Star 2021 750 ml
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Geographic Region: Estate, Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia
Blend: 100% L’Acadie Blanc (skin contact)
Certified Organic by Pro-Cert, Certified Biocyclic Vegan by CERES
Harvest: October 19, 2021
At harvest: 19.8 Brix, 7.50 g/l acidity
Alcohol: 11.3 %
Aging: skin contact extends this wine’s longevity. It will age similar to a Viognier, which often hit their peak at 3-4 years
Residual sugar: 1.5 g/l (dry)
The warm 2021 growing season allowed us to produce this uniquely rich wine style for L’Acadie Star, a wine we haven’t made for many years. The ripest organic L’Acadie Blanc grapes for our estate with skin contact for enhanced flavours, richness and slight tannins.
Aged over the winter in stainless steel and bottled in the spring, finished dry to showcase its weighty minerality.
Aromas of peach and passion fruit with a rich and weighty mouth feel, slight tannins and a backbone of signature minerality and slight saline from our ancient seabed estate.
Hand harvested from estate 16-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.
Food Pairing Suggestions
Serve slightly chilled, too cold will mask its texture. Pair with creamy pastas, spicy dishes and dishes with richer proteins. This wine has the richness of a Viognier, so similar suggested pairings.
Our winemaking has been vegan since 2010 and viticulture since 2017. We are certified to the European Biocyclic Vegan Standard, the first in North America, and all 2021 vintage wines will have the certification mark on labels. Vegan from the soil to the glass!