In the glass, a pale golden colour with a light straw hue. On the nose, hints of lemon rind, fresh apricots and mint are enhanced by saline undertones. On the palate, the wine displays energizing freshness, with suggestions of orchard blossoms and lime tonic. An uplifting finish lingers with enduring notes of sea minerals.
In 2010 Nova Scotia launched its own wine appellation – Tidal Bay – to showcase a vibrant and refreshing white wine compatible with our coastal terroir along the Bay of Fundy.
An independent technical committee ensures that only the wines displaying the region’s distinct characteristics and meeting a rigorous set of standards are approved to wear the appellation seal.
2019 was a unique vintage by all quantifiable measures. A late spring delayed bud break and the growing season began 2 weeks behind the average precedent, making for an early deficit and hopes of a great summer to erase it. Our wishes came true, with a warm and dry summer, placing us in a favourable position as harvest slowly approached.
Just before the critical ripening window of mid-September, Hurricane Dorian hit Nova Scotia- sending the vines in a state of shock and once again thwarting their optimal ripening schedule. This resulted in historically late harvest dates, a proposition which distinguishes Nova Scotia as a growing region, and comes with exciting qualitative advantages.
Not surprisingly, since it is precisely the refreshing acidity and aromatic profile that defines Tidal Bay, the unique climatic circumstances of 2019 ended up being perfectly suited for this low-alcohol, energetic wine.