The Wine Lifestyle - Gaspereau Vineyards L’Acadie Blanc

Published: Thursday, August 11, 2016

By: Atima Kamra

Sourced and produced in Nova Scotia as their flagship varietal, Gaspereau Vineyards L’Acadie Blanc is a distinct representation of the region’s terroir. A complex blend of kiwi, youthful pineapple, and a touch of anise are noted on the nose. The palate also unveils lemon curd and subtle white pepper tones, as well as a dash of refreshing minerality to round out the finish.

L’Acadie Blanc is the most celebrated white wine varietal in Eastern Canada. It is perfect for our climate as it naturally shows resistance to common vineyard problems such as mildew, and ripens just enough to produce wines in the classic regional style—light in body with crisp acidity. This particular wine not only shows these traditional characteristics, but also manages to layer many flavours into the glass without confusing your palate.

Even though this wine is complex, the structure still holds perfectly for a dish just as contemplative. Treat yourself to a perfect day in the Annapolis Valley by enjoying a delightful tasting at Gaspereau Vineyards, then heading to the nearby Blomidon Inn for a proven pairing. Chef Nelson’s pan seared scallops over Blomidon bacon, leek, and chanterelle linguini carbonara with fresh parmesan and fried basil would be my suggestion to showcase the myriad of flavours this wine has to offer. After all, when life gives you a perfect summer day in Nova Scotia … take it and run! Cheers!