2017 Terroir Series Kékfrankos

$35.00 / 750mL

2017 Terroir Series Kékfrankos

Kékfrankos, a dark-skinned variety from Central Europe (also known as Blaufränkisch in Austria, and Lemberger in Germany), is relatively obscure in Canada. As part of our ongoing quest to discover cold-hardy red vinifera varieties suitable for our cool climate, we planted a small block of this variety on our estate in 2013. 

The Lightfoot & Wolfville Terroir Series is a collection of small-lot wines intended to showcase the Annapolis Valley's distinctive sense of place. The label imagery represents the unique growing conditions of our Oak Island Vineyard where our Kékfrankos grapes are grown. The leaves and acorns represent the Oak trees that sturdily line this vineyard site. The moths, pheasant and snakes represent the enhanced biodiversity we are beginning to witness since converting this land to organic agriculture. The pheasant is perched atop a Scottish thistle, an ode to our heritage. Finally, the eye looking through the keyhole signifies the human element of biodynamic farming and terroir expression. 

Technical Details

Composition
100% Kékfrankos
Alcohol
12.5%
pH
3.4
Total Acidity
6.75 g/L
Production
141 cases of 12
Certification
Organic by Ecocert

Basket pressed and aged in used French oak barriques (30% 2nd fill, 70% neutral) for six months pre-bottling. 

Tasting Notes

Serving Temperature: 17 – 19C

Suggested Drinking: 2018-2021

Awards

2018 Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards - Best of Class Red Vinifera

2018 Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards - Best of Class Red Wine