Lightfoot & Wolfville Kekfrancos (750ml)
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This family-owned winery in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley is dedicated to certified organic and biodynamic agriculture alongside Old World winemaking techniques.
Vibrant ruby edging on purple in the glass. Bright red and dark fruit on the nose – plum and sweet cherry – with dried violet, licorice root and nutmeg. Medium-bodied and dry with light tannins, classic cool-climate acidity and a savoury, lingering finish. Pairing suggestions include roasted lamb or small game, dishes with Mediterranean spice and roasted vegetables.
This is possibly Lightfoot & Wolfville’s most highly anticipated release of the year! After not making this wine since 2017, the 2020 growing season gave them the best conditions yet to ripen this grape as a red wine. Kékfrankos, a dark-skinned grape variety from Hungary (AKA Blaufränkisch in Austria and Lemberger in Germany), is relatively obscure in Canada and grown by only a handful of producers. As part of the estate’s ongoing quest to uncover cold-hardy red varieties suitable for Nova Scotia’s cool climate, a small block of this variety was planted in the Avonport vineyard in 2013. All grapes for this wine were hand-harvested from the Oak Island Vineyard (Avonport) on October 25th, crushed and destemmed, and spontaneously fermented with wild yeasts. Aged in older (neutral) French oak barriques for eight months and bottled September 7th 2021