2017 Terroir Series Kékfrankos

$30.44 / 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. 

Technical Details

Varietal 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

Vibrant ruby-purple in colour. Bright red fruit nose with raspberry jam, plum, ripe red cherry, with violet and an earthy-spice reminiscent of freshly cracked peppercorn. Light-bodied with fine tannins, balanced by natural cool-climate acidity, and a savoury, lingering finish. 

Serve slightly chilled at 16 – 18 degrees C

Drink now or over the next three years (2018-2021). 

Awards  

2018 Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards - Best of Class Red Vinifera

2018 Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards - Best of Class Red Wine 

Acclaim

"...A really lovely cool climate expression all in all, with impressive length for such a feather-light structure... (90 pts)" - John Szabo for WineAlign, July 2018