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Lightfoot and Wolfville Farmhouse Cider 2019

Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, CanadaLong before they ever began producing wine, the Lightfoot Family has had a long-standing tradition of artisan, small lot cider making over their 8 generations of farming in the Annapolis Valley. This traditional method cider follows a recipe handed down from generation to generation. The 2018 was officially the first time they shared their annual cider with those outside the family. Juice from feral, uncultivated apple trees scattered throughout the tree line at their Oak Island Vineyard in Avonport and Home Farm in Wolfville was blended with local apple juice sourced from friends just down the road from Stirling Fruit Farms, and includes a mix of Northern Spy, Golden Russet, Cortland, Jonah Gold, McIntosh, and a 10% tip of Flemish Beauty pear juice. This aged one year on lees, and was bottled May 2020, without disgorgement. Bone dry, this skips along the palate with perfume pear blossoms, tart crab apple, lime pith, and earthy lees to a lightly nutmeg dusted finish. Acidity is highly strung taut, and the body is slight, at 7%. Quite authentic, and of place.Tasted: 13 October 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: NS 25.00 winery direct Producer: Lightfoot and WolfvilleGrape: Apple