2018 Ancienne Pinot Noir

$39.13 / 750mL

2018 Ancienne Pinot Noir

At Lightfoot & Wolfville there is a constant connection to the generations before us and the many ahead. A sense that this is simply our turn, our watch. Ancienne, meaning old/ancient, is a collection of the wines that we feel best represent “our turn” – the ultimate expression of our two estate vineyards and the pinnacle of our winegrowing efforts.

The label, styled to look like a page torn from an old book, depicts an illustration of a red-tailed hawk, representing our commitment to working in harmony with nature and promoting biodiversity through our farming practices. The hawk is holding a mayflower, a symbol of Nova Scotia, in his beak and an old Acadian farming tool in his talons; a tribute to those who cared for this land before us. 

From low-yielding vines on the south-facing slopes of our estate vineyard in Avonport comes the Ancienne Pinot Noir. Sheltered by Bay of Fundy breezes and born out of meticulous viticultural effort. Wild fermentation and aging of 18 months in old/neutral French oak barrqiues reveals the perfume and elegance of the Oak Island Vineyard terroir. 

Technical Details

Varietal Composition
100% Pinot Noir
Total Acidity
6.81 g/L
Residual Sweetness
<2 g/L
528 cases (6 x 750 mL)
Organic by Ecocert & Biodynamic by Demeter

Tasting Notes

Pale ruby-red shines in the glass. Subtle, elegant and refined with notes of brambleberry, brown spice, dark cherry and sandalwood. Fine, grippy tannins that will soften over time in bottle are framed by bright acidity and red fruit flavours. 

Pairing suggestions include Peking/bbq duck, roasted pork, richer fish such as tuna and grilled vegetables with romesco sauce. 

Serving Temperature: 14-16°C

Recommended Drinking: 2020-2028