- Mercator Vineyards
- Nova Scotia
- 750 mL
- 11% Alc./Vol.
Fresh apple and white floral aromatics are integrated with rich custard notes along with undertones of passion fruit on the nose of this Tidal Bay. The nose expresses delicate fruit and has an underlying richness and complexity that is attributed to both where the wine was grown and how the wine was made; the richness comes from the winemaking decision to age the wine for an extended period on the lees and the delicate fruit reflects our cool climate growing conditions.
There is a unique roundness that presents itself on the palate of this wine while still remaining refreshing and bright. Notes of apple, predominantly from the L’Acadie and Chardonnay, along with a custard note are expressed on the mid palate and linger through into the balanced finish.
This style, considered refined and complex, is achieved, in part by incorporating small portions of spontaneously-fermented barrels (that spent an extended period in contact with the spent yeast) with terroir-driven wines. As a result, the profile of the Mercator Tidal Bay is refined with respect to fruit expression and has nice complexity.
L’Acadie Blanc, Petite Milo, New York Muscat, Seyval, Riesling, Chardonnay