Head Winemaker: Jean-Benoit Deslauriers
Like some of the greatest wine regions in the world, Benjamin Bridge has a truly exemplary maritime climate suited for the emergence of fine wines.
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 – a vast expanse of seawater that is home to the highest tides in the world. 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.
The growing season of 2017 saw an unprecedented stretch of summer-like weather in October, magnifying the aromatic intensity of the grapes, thanks to the unsuspected warmth and duration of the hot spell.
Our 2017 Tidal Bay features a rare inner roundness, serving as evidence of a unique growing season, and its impact on the profile of our artisan products. While in theory, drier than other Tidal Bay wines in recent memory, the vital balance was achieved with the richness and softness provided by the unprecedented generosity of the vintage.
Serve chilled. Enjoy with seafood or savour on its own.
In the glass, a rich golden colour with an amber hue. On the nose, hints of lemon rinds, cantaloupe and mint are enhanced by sea mineral undertones. On the palate, the wine displays immediate freshness and vigor, with suggestions of ripe peaches and Honeycrisp apples. A bright, uplifting nish lingers with enduring notes of key lime and flint.
Varietal Composition: A proprietary blend using l’Acadie and Ortega.
TA: 7.1 g/L
RS: 18 g/L
Avg Brix: 18.5°
Service Temp: 10°C