Lightfoot and Wolfville Rose (750ml)
This family-owned winery in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley is dedicated to certified organic and biodynamic agriculture alongside Old World winemaking techniques.
The 2018 rosé is fermented in stainless steel to preserve the wine’s natural freshness and primary fruit flavours. It is a blend of Pinot Meunier, Frontenac and L’Acadie Blanc. A pale, peachy hue shines from the glass. Delicate red-fruit nose of wild strawberry and cherry with accents of fresh mint. Zesty pink-grapefruit and chalky minerality frame the palate leading to a refreshing finish. Just a touch of residual sweetness means that this wine shows exceptional balance and can easily be enjoyed on it’s own or paired with cured meats, salty cheeses or a wide range of lighter fare.
Pinot-driven, of Noir and Pinot Meunier with tiny amounts of Geisenheim and Frontenac Rouge. Arid, rusty, simply and purposefully pale red that emerges straight from the earth. Has a plasma sensation, with lemon and dry red earth. Natural feel. A cure of veal. More structured than even its makers are giving early credit for. A portal to the more “serious” solo, mano a mano Pinot/Pinot to come. A hue and style originated and heading in the right direction. – Michael Godel, wine critic and judge for Wine Align