The 2018 vintage experienced a climatic anomaly unseen in decades: a devastating Spring frost on the morning of June 4th occurred well after bud break when they were particularly tender. This resulted in historically low yields throughout the region, and so crafting “Nova Scotia’s iconic wine” with locally grown grapes posed a great challenge.
While we were able to craft a 100% Nova Scotia blend for local retail partners, we sought to preserve Nova 7’s reputation as Nova Scotia’s only nationally distributed product, without compromising its quality. After friends in Ontario generously offered their support, we partnered with several ultra-premium grape growers and like-minded wineries in the Niagara region, working with sustainably-farmed, terroir-driven fruit that contributed to approximately 40% of this blend.
The drastically reduced crop load of Nova Scotia grown grapes allowed the vines to deliver even more energy to each individual berry, resulting in higher concentration and flavour intensity. All of these factors allowed Nova 7’s quintessential character to shine through: deep floral aromatics, invigorating freshness, subtle effervescence and an electric personality. Our Nova Scotia losses were great yet the fruit’s heightened quality and grape intensity elevated this blend, and we are immensely proud of it in such an exceptional year.
“In the glass, a pale salmon with orange hue. The nose is delicately perfumed, thanks to a myriad of white flowers and passion fruit. On the palate, the wine immediately refreshes, with tonic notes of key lime, mango and green apples. An invigorating wine, finding balance between engaging floral aromatics and energizing acidity.” Head Winemaker, Jean-Benoit Deslauriers
Varietals: A proprietary blend of Muscat varietals, Vidal, Seyval and Geisenheim.
TA: 5.7 g/L
RS: 60 g/L
Brix (avg. at harvest): 18°C
Recommended drinking: 2019-2022
Service Temperature: 3°C
Gluten-free & vegan friendly
750ml | 695555000256
Nova 7’s enticing aromatics especially complement foods with spice and flare.