Every time someone comes to the winery and asks what grapes to grow in Prince Edward Island, I tell them L’Acadie Blanc. If you’ve ever grown blight resistant tomatoes in your garden, L’Acadie Blanc is the grape equivalent. For growers that want to go the no spray route, L’Acadie Blanc is your variety. Most organic vineyards in the area grow this crop for that reason.
You can describe the berry of L’Acadie Blanc in one word. Tiny. With a small berry you are going to have high concentrations. The high fruitiness of this crop is generally attributed to that. For such a small berry, it generally does have a low sugar count. Anything over 20 brix is a blessing for L’Acadie.
The juice is generally on the Acidic end running in the low 3s pH depending on where you are growing. The juice generally a greenish hue which makes the green label we put on this wine very fitting. Not to mention the variety is easy on the environment which is a major reason why it is so popular in the Maritime Provinces.
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