L’Acadie Blanc is Nova Scotia’s most talked about grape. Briefly aged in Hungarian Oak to develop a hint of vanilla, this wine has a complex structure and crisp, refreshing notes. My notes reflect very much the same experience. Nice acidity which gave the fruit its length and a great refreshing quality.
L'Acadie 2011 was reviewed by Natalie McClean, she wrote, "Crisp and clean and refreshing with bright lemon-lime notes." A very elegant, light, bright white with wonderful complexity and a nice lingering flavor. Fabulous!
OK, so now I had to try the red. I was very curious! Triumphe 2012 was the next big surprise! This medium-bodied, dry red, aged in French oak, had impressive dark red fruit, of a dark berry stewed quality to it, including dark cherry, dark raspberry, and hints of cassis and vanilla...and a hint of mocha. Triumphe is easy-drinking with a pleasing complexity that never leaves you on hold. A very beautifully balanced red. I was super impressed. These people are far up north, and a red wine with this kind of depth is no small feat! Extremely well done.