Lightfoot and Wolfville Scheurebe (750ml)
Lightfoot & Wolfville is owned and operated by the Lightfoot family who have been farming in the Annapolis Valley for eight generations. Lightfoot & Wolfville brings a light touch and enlightened approach to both the agricultural and artisanal aspects of viticulture and winemaking. They work in harmony with nature and letting the land offer up its innate best, without subjecting it to aggressive inputs. The winery is located on the home farm site, this land has been in Michael’s family for four generations.
Pale gold in the glass with light green flecks. Expressive and exuberant with a variety of fresh, tropical fruit on the nose – passion fruit and mango with hints of clover honey and cardamom. On the palate, “liquid sunshine” comes to mind. The ripe, tropical fruit notes are accompanied by a savoury streak. The finish is slightly off-dry yet balanced with beautiful cool-climate acidity. Pair with aromatic dishes of moderate spice, washed rind / blue cheeses, prosciutto with peach and mint, or with fresh fruit for dessert.
Relatively obscure in North America, with less than 10-acres planted in all of Canada, Scheurebe is a German vinifera grape variety and relative of Riesling (a crossing of Riesling and Silvaner) that is characterized by an exuberantly aromatic and tropical profile. It is pronounced “Shoy-ray-bah”. It is grown mainly in Austria and Germany (and now in Nova Scotia!) and, like Riesling, makes a range of balanced wine styles; from sweet to dry.
Nova Scotia’s cool-climate provides freshness and vibrancy, melding with the inherent aromatic intensity of the Scheurebe grape to create a truly unique expression. This is a single-vineyard wine from Lightfoot and Wolfville’s Oak Island Vineyard site in Avonport, made from certified organic (Ecocert) and biodynamic (Demeter) grapes.
“Best in Class – White Wine”
“Best of Class – Single Varietal White Wine – Vinifera”
2017 Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards.