The featured white wine of Nova Scotia and its beautiful Tidal Bay appellation. Officially launched in June 2012, Tidal Bay is the first wine appellation for Nova Scotia. Most of the Nova Scotia wineries produce a Tidal Bay wine.
wine bearing “Tidal Bay” on the label must be made from 100% Nova Scotia-grown grapes. The blend of grapes differ from winery to winery but some of the star grapes are L'Acadie Blanc, Vidal, Seyval with lesser amounts of supporting varietals like Ortega, New York Muscat, Riesling and even Chardonnay.
Tidal Bay wines must follow the same set of standards, however each wine is slightly different from one another depending on the winery and winemaker wineries are able to uniquely express their individuality within their Tidal Bay wine.
Unlike most other wine regions, where the “appellation” is defined by a geographic region, the Tidal Bay appellation applies to Nova Scotia as a whole
Tidal Bay wines sell extremely well! I would enjoy these with turkey or chicken and as a sipping wine on summer evenings.
Grand Pré Wines Limited. Tidal Bay 2015 - light and with a fresh aroma complex perhaps, palate is rather crisp, with body and fullness that lingers with every sip. 92
Benjamin Bridge. Tidal Bay 2015 Light refreshing citrus all the way 90
Blomidon Estate Tidal Bay 2015 a blend of L’Acadie Blanc, Seyval Blanc and New York Muscat. good aroma fruit notes with hints of lychee, grapefruit and melon. 90
Luckett Vineyards Tidal Bay 2015 nice hints of pear sweet 88
Jost Vineyards Tidal Bay 2015 blend with Ortega Citrus notes of grapefruit rind and lemon peel hints of apple 88
L'Acadie Blanc grape
The signature white grape of Nova Scotia. Created in Vineland, Ontario, this grape proved unsuitable to the Ontario climate but produces excellent wines in Nova Scotia.
The grape is hardy, early-ripening and disease resistant.
Fresh and refined, L'Acadie Blanc typically produces dry, medium bodied white wines with fresh flavours such as citrus fruit, and a slight herbaceous character. Oak-aged versions often develop buttery nuances, pear and apple flavours, and creamy textures – the perfect match to Digby Scallops or Atlantic Smoked Salmon.
L'Acadie Winemaker Bruce Ewert has always said that the climate is perfect in the Gaspereau Valley for making
traditional method (TM) sparkling wine and that L'Acadie is an appropriate grape