Lightfoot & Wolfville Ancienne Pinot Noir 2020 750 ml
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From the Winery:
Grown on the south-facing slopes of our estate vineyard in
Avonport (Dijon clones 115, 667, 777, 828, planted in
2012); sheltered by Bay of Fundy breezes and born out of
meticulous viticultural effort. The 2020 growing season
surpassed previous records as our warmest growing season
to date. Dry weather throughout the growing season meant
that disease pressure was low. Yields were below average
but fruit quality was exceptionally high; an especially great
vintage for still wines.
Hand-harvested and hand-sorted on October 13th.
Indigenous fermentation (20% whole cluster, 80%
destemmed) was followed by 21-months aging in mostly
used French oak (25% 500 L puncheon, 75% 225 L
barrique - 12% new, 51% 3rd fill, 37% 4th fill +). Bottled
September 21st 2022. Minimal sulphite addition just prior
to bottling without sterile filtration.
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard Composition: Oak Island Vineyard
Total Acidity: 6.4 g/L
Residual Sweetness: 0.5 g/L
Production: 446 cases (6 x 750 mL)
Certification: Organic by Ecocert Canada & Biodynamic by
Light ruby hue in the glass. On the nose, a classic Pinot
perfume of red cherry, dried rose petal, wet gravel and
clove. On the palate, bright red fruit flavours are framed by
fine, silky tannin. An elegant, restrained style of Pinot Noir
characterized by vibrancy and finesse.
Pairing suggestions include roast pork or poultry, richer
fish such as salmon or tuna, white bean dishes and wild
Service Temperature: 14-16°C
Recommended Drinking: 2022-2031