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Lightfoot & Wolfville Tidal Bay 2021

Canada, Nova Scotia
Best-seller
Organic
90 WA

At the heart of every great wine region is an emblematic style that helps define what the region does best. Nova Scotia is blessed with an incredibly unique, coastal influenced terroir and cool climate that imparts a distinctive freshness and vibrancy in our wines. To showcase this, an official appellation – “Tidal Bay” – was created in 2012. The structure of this system is based on well-established European appellations, such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Vinho Verde, Soave, and Chianti, designed to help protect and promote the quality regional wines they represent. Strict viticultural and winemaking standards are regulated by an independent tasting panel. Our Tidal Bay blend is fermented in 100% stainless steel to preserve natural freshness and aromatic purity. 

Certified organic by Ecocert Canada, our Tidal Bay blend is sourced from four beautiful organic Annapolis Valley vineyards. Including our two estate sites (the Lightfoot Home Farm in Wolfville and the Oak Island Vineyard in Avonport), and two of our growing partner vineyards (the Neatt Family Vineyard in Aylesford and Raven Hill Vineyard in Wolfville). 

Country Canada
Province Nova Scotia
Region Annapolis Valley
Producer Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards
Vintage 2021
Color White Wine
Varietal(s) 50% L'ACADIE BLANC, 28% CHARDONNAY, 10% RIESLING, 7% SCHEUREBE, 5% GEISENHEIM 318 
¥3,300

At the heart of every great wine region is an emblematic style that helps define what the region does best. Nova Scotia is blessed with an incredibly unique, coastal influenced terroir and cool climate that imparts a distinctive freshness and vibrancy in our wines. To showcase this, an official appellation – “Tidal Bay” – was created in 2012. The structure of this system is based on well-established European appellations, such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Vinho Verde, Soave, and Chianti, designed to help protect and promote the quality regional wines they represent. Strict viticultural and winemaking standards are regulated by an independent tasting panel. Our Tidal Bay blend is fermented in 100% stainless steel to preserve natural freshness and aromatic purity. 

Certified organic by Ecocert Canada, our Tidal Bay blend is sourced from four beautiful organic Annapolis Valley vineyards. Including our two estate sites (the Lightfoot Home Farm in Wolfville and the Oak Island Vineyard in Avonport), and two of our growing partner vineyards (the Neatt Family Vineyard in Aylesford and Raven Hill Vineyard in Wolfville). 

Country Canada
Province Nova Scotia
Region Annapolis Valley
Producer Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards
Vintage 2021
Color White Wine
Varietal(s) 50% L'ACADIE BLANC, 28% CHARDONNAY, 10% RIESLING, 7% SCHEUREBE, 5% GEISENHEIM 318 
Data
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 10%
Product Code D002W00321
UPC 627843578444
Inventory In Stock (297)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

A pale, yet luminous gold in the glass. On the nose, green apple, white blossom and honeyed citrus notes. The lively green fruit carries over to the palate with mouthwatering, textured acidity, salinity and a hint of sweetness, providing a balanced, perceptually dry finish.

Enjoyable on its own as a refreshing summertime white or paired with green salads, cheese sauces and seafood - especially oysters, seafood chowder and shrimp rolls.

Service Temperature: 8-10°C

 

Pairing

Enjoyable on its own as a refreshing summertime white or paired with fresh seafood, cheese sauces, and green salads.

Cellaring

Recommended Drinking: 2022-2026

Press
90WineAlign
Michael Godel Here the mix is l'Acadie Blanc (50 per cent), chardonnay (28), riesling (10), scheurebe (7) and giesenheim riesling (5). Very Fundy shore material no matter how you taste it. Drink 2022-2023. Tasted blind at NWAC2022, June 2022.
Reviews & Ratings

BRONZE - 2022 National Wine Awards of Canada

Production

Viticulture

41% OAK ISLAND VINEYARD, 28% LIGHTFOOT HOME FARM VINEYARD, 20% RAVEN HILL VINEYARD & 11% NEATT FAMILY VINEYARD 

Vinification

At the heart of every great wine region is an emblematic style that helps define what the region does best. Nova Scotia is blessed with an incredibly unique, coastal influenced, cool climate terroir that imparts a distinctive freshness and vibrancy in our wines. To showcase this, an official appellation – “Tidal Bay” – was created in 2012. The structure of this system is based on well-established European appellations, such as Châteauneuf du-Pape, Vinho Verde, Soave, and Chianti, designed to help protect and promote the quality regional wines they represent. Strict viticultural and winemaking standards are regulated by an independent tasting panel.

Our Tidal Bay blend is fermented in 100% stainless steel to preserve freshness and aromatic purity.

Producer

Producer Description

Lightfoot & Wolfville is owned and operated by the Lightfoot family who have been farming in the Annapolis Valley for eight generations. Originating in Northern England, the Lightfoot name referred to the swift-footedness of our forebears who traditionally worked as messengers. At Lightfoot & Wolfville we like to think we bring a light touch and enlightened approach to both the agricultural and artisanal parts of our work – working in harmony with nature and letting the land offer up its innate best, without subjecting it to aggressive inputs. We believe being present on our land means recognizing the living memory of its past inhabitants while keeping in tune, daily, with the life of our soil and vines. Our Home Farm has been in Michael’s family for four generations – working the land is in our blood. We’ve also found evidence of earlier history on both our sites, including Acadian and Planter artifacts and even an Acadian-era house foundation where our current winemaking facility stands.

OUR STORY

Lightfoot & Wolfville is owned and operated by the Lightfoot family who have been farming in the Annapolis Valley for eight generations. Originating in Northern England, the Lightfoot name referred to the swift-footedness of our forebears who traditionally worked as messengers. At Lightfoot & Wolfville we like to think we bring a light touch and enlightened approach to both the agricultural and artisanal parts of our work – working in harmony with nature and letting the land offer up its innate best, without subjecting it to aggressive inputs.

We believe being present on our land means recognizing the living memory of its past inhabitants while keeping in tune, daily, with the life of our soil and vines. Our Home Farm has been in Michael’s family for four generations – working the land is in our blood. We’ve also found evidence of earlier history on both our sites, including Acadian and Planter artifacts and even an Acadian-era house foundation where our current winemaking facility stands.

ETHOS

We believe that the best wines are the result of a deep connection between PEOPLE & PLACE, as reflected in our winery’s name - “LIGHTFOOT & WOLFVILLE” - “Lightfoot” is our family name and “Wolfville” is the name of the town we call home.

We believe great wine is grown by farmers and viticulturists respectful of the land’s particular gifts and energies. That management of a vineyard in harmony with nature allows for maximum expression of its unique individuality. Our commitment to regenerative agriculture practices is driven by a duty to protect and promote the vitality of our soils for future generations, and has led us to successfully pursue organic certification through Ecocert Canada and biodynamic certification by Demeter Canada.

Minimal-intervention vinification from healthy, balanced fruit allows us to produce distinct wines that faithfully convey the purest sense of time and spirit of place.

THE PLACE

GROWN ON THE SHORES OF THE MINAS BASIN

The Annapolis Valley is a long, relatively narrow valley located on the western edge of Nova Scotia, situated between two parallel mountain ranges, along the shores of the Bay of Fundy. Close proximity to the Bay of Fundy and the world’s highest tides creates an incredibly unique growing environment with tremendous potential for the production of distinctive cool-climate wines.

Our 40 acres of vines are planted on two distinct sites along the shores of the Minas Basin, an inlet of the Bay of Fundy, where hilly slopes extend the frost free period and provide excellent exposure. Natural airflow and incessant saltwater breezes off the basin provide an important moderating effect, especially critical during the winter months when temperatures dip below freezing. Throughout the growing season, these same cool breezes slow ripening, extending the hang times of our fruit. This microclimate creates balanced, full-flavored grapes that tend to have relatively low sugar content, yet full phenolic maturity and beautifully retained natural acidities. The ultimate result is wines that are firmly rooted in a distinct sense of place, characterized by vibrancy, freshness, finesse, and a brilliance and clarity of flavor that can only be achieved in very cool climate regions.

THE VINES

We farm 40 acres of vines on two distinct sites, one on the edge of the Town of Wolfville and the other in nearby Avonport. Both vineyards have breathtaking views of Cape Blomidon, and benefit from the Minas Basin's moderating impact on climate.

Another shared aspect of the terroir at both sites is the rare Wolfville Formation Soil that makes up a mere 3 percent of our province's soil spectrum. The upper root horizon consists of glacial till with coarse sandy loam, while the deep root horizon’s clay content provides ideal moisture retention.

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