2015 Ancienne Chardonnay

$40.00 / 750mL

2015 Ancienne Chardonnay

Ancienne, meaning old/ancient, is a faithful, living record of our terroir. The ultimate expression of our two estate vineyards and the pinnacle of our winegrowing efforts. 

The label, styled to look like a page torn from an old book, features a Red-tailed hawk holding a Mayflower - a symbol of Nova Scotia - in his beak, and an ancient Acadian farming tool in his talons. 

Technical Details

Varietal Composition
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol
13%
pH
3.48
Total Acidity
7 g/L
Residual Sweetness
<2 g/L
Production
480 cases of 6

A single-vineyard wine, with all grapes sourced from our organic and biodynamic estate vineyard in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Fermentation took place in barrel using wild/indigenous yeasts to encourage a pure expression of the Lightfoot Home Farm Vineyard. A full malolactic conversion, also indigenous, helped impart a creamy texture. Ageing of 18 months sur lie in French oak barriques (20% new, 80% old/neutral) took place before bottling, providing further texture and depth. 

Tasting Notes

Nuanced nose of fleshy yellow apple and toasty, smoky notes indicative of well-integrated French oak. The palate is lively, concentrated but fresh, with bright acidity and a lengthy mineral finish. An elegant style of Chardonnay that represents the grace and balance that Nova Scotia’s distinct cool-climate is gaining a reputation for.

Fitting pairings include richer seafood dishes such as lobster or crab, cream sauces, and roasted poultry.

Serving Temperature: 12-14°C

Recommended Drinking: Though approachable beginning in 2017, this wine will be in its prime between 2019-2023 and possesses the structure to cellar up to a full decade.

Awards

  • Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards - Best of Class: White Vinifera (2018)
  • Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards - Best of Class: White (2018) 
  • Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wine (2018)
  • National Wine Awards of Canada (2018) - Gold