In the glass, light golden colour with a bright canary hue. On the nose, suggestions of fresh lime zest, baked apples and acacia honey are enhanced by sea mineral undertones. The palate is lively and energetic, with a myriad of citrus notes, fresh mangos and gooseberries. An invigorating wine which sets a new benchmark for refreshing and thirst-quenching qualities.
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.