Cold hardy to around -20F. This is the signature white wine grape of Nova Scotia. Moderate vigor and very upright growth lend this selection to vertical shoot position training. Small leaves and medium clusters averaging 90 g. L'Acadie blanc performs best in areas with moderate winters and cool summers, such as the New England coast and the shores of the Great Lakes. Ripens mid season with low acid. Suitable for multiple styles of wine including dry table wines produced in steel and barrel fermentations, sparkling wines, off dry varietal wines, and blends. In the northeast, the nose tends to be citrusy, with some nice minerality. In warmer or hot climates, the acid may drop too low resulting in a flat wine. Lots of potential in maritime climates of the north.