Head Winemaker: Jean-Benoit Deslauriers


Like an aurora borealis, the perfect moment is fleeting and requires nature’s perfect conditions.

Waiting and watching for the perfect moment, the icewine harvest begins in late fall after temperatures have dipped to -10°C. With the Vidal grapes evenly frozen they are ready to be handpicked from the vines and gently pressed to extract their precious juice. Then, after an additional four years or more of careful ageing, the Borealis icewine is finally ready.

More than any other Canadian wine region, Nova Scotia’s cool climate makes it perfectly suited for the creation of superbly balanced, magnificently long-lived icewines with brilliant acidity and bright aromatic flavours.

Perfect on its own or as an accompaniment to savoury pâtés, pungent cheeses and delectable, but not too sweet, desserts such as fruit tarts, cheesecakes and shortbreads. Serve at room temperature or lightly chilled.

Tasting Notes, 2014 Borealis

“Deep golden colour with an amber hue. On the nose, suggestions of ripe peaches and dried apricots are complicated by citrus rind undertones. On the palate, the wine displays tremendous texture and concentration, but manages to remain utterly bright and balanced, thanks to the signature freshness provided by our maritime climate.” Head Winemaker Jean-Benoit Deslauriers

Technical Specifications

Varietal Composition: Vidal
Alcohol: 10.3%
TA: 13.4 g/L
pH: 3.34
RS: 180 g/L
Avg Brix: 37º
Service Temp: 13°C