2018 Brut


2018 Brut

Nova Scotia’s coastal-influenced growing environment provides the ideal conditions for the production of traditional method sparkling wines of great distinction. Cool breezes and extended hang times create full-flavoured sparkling grapes that achieve phenolic ripeness, yet possess a relatively low sugar content and beautifully retained natural acidities. The resultant sparkling wines are characterized by a distinct brilliance and clarity of flavour.

The 2018 Lightfoot & Wolfville Brut is composed of 100% Chardonnay, hand-harvested October 6th and whole cluster pressed. Primary fermentation of the base wine took place in stainless steel to preserve purity of the primary fruit character, while a full malolactic fermentation imparted texture and roundness, layered over a backbone that is firm and structured Bottled on March 28th 2019 for secondary fermentation in bottle, and aged 46 months on lees. Disgorgement took place February 13-16th 2023, with a dosage of 9 g/L.

Technical Details

Varietal Composition
100% Chardonnay
Vineyard Composition
Estate & Grower
Total Acidity
8.53 g/L
9 g/L
917 cases (6 x 750 mL)

Tasting Notes

Pale gold with fine, lively bubbles in the glass. On the nose, notes of brûléed peach, citrus meringue and crushed stones and are accented by hints of toasted hazelnut. On the palate, light lees flavours and a textured mousse bring a sense of richness to the backbone of freshness.

Pairing suggestions include gougères, lobster on brioche with green apple slaw, root vegetable terrine, oysters with verjus and creamed mushrooms on toast.

Service Temperature: 7-10°C
Recommended Drinking: 2023-2031