Sometimes when you choose to grow grapes in cold places you have to think out of the box. Coffin Ridge is up near Collingwood which gets some cold winters. This grape L’Acadie Blanc is designed to endure our cold winters. Pale in color with a nice citrus and minerally nose. On the mid pallet the wine displays citrus and minerally notes that smack on match the nose. The wine has some lovely mouth grip on a medium finish with the citrus notes lingering. Serve colder and it’s refreshing and crisp. As it warms up the wine’s length increases. This is a dry, crisp, food friendly wine. Somewhat Sauv blanc like. I would give it an 88+. Quite nice. Not in the LCBO but available at the winery.
From the Winery’s web site:
2013 L’ACADIE BLANC – $23.80
Originally developed at the Vineland Research Station, this terrifically aromatic white will truly impress those who seek fresh, vibrant, crisp wines.
L’Acadie Blanc possesses aromas of citrus, lime and sweet cut grass, evoking New Zealand’s Marlborough region or perhaps the Loire Valley in France. With generous floral notes, this wine is jam-packed with minerality that yields a pleasant, lingering finish making it a perfect choice with seafood, pasta with cream sauce or white meats.