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Lightfoot & Wolfville 'Ancienne' Chardonnay

At Lightfoot & Wolfville there is a constant connection to the generations before us and the many ahead. A sense that this is simply our turn, our watch. Ancienne, meaning old/ancient, is a collection of the wines that we feel best represent “our turn” – 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, depicts an illustration of a red-tailed hawk, representing our commitment to working in harmony with nature and promoting biodiversity through our farming practices. The hawk is holding a mayflower, a symbol of Nova Scotia, in his beak and an old Acadian farming tool in his talons; a tribute to those who cared for this land before us.

Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay

Region: Nova Scotia, Canada

Tasting Notes: Medium yellow-gold with a green tinge in the glass. Notes of lemon curd, yellow apple pith, toasted biscuit and roasted hazelnut. Any evidence of oak is well-integrated, with a degree of opulent richness overlaid by cool-climate freshness and minerality.

Pairing Suggestions: Lobster dipped in brown butter, Cornish game hen, scallops in beurre blanc, truffle butter pasta and aged hard cheeses such as cave-aged Gruyère.