Mercator Sauvage Sur Lie (750ml)
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Mercator vineyards and wineries in Nova Scotia. Mercator Vineyards is situated on a bluff above the historic Acadian dykelands, where the Cornwallis River enters the Minas Basin. The vineyards are located just to the east of the town of Wolfville and adjacent to the Grand-Pré National Historic site. Mercator Vineyards is devoted to growing exceptional grapes and making limited edition wines.
Mercator Sauvage is a blend of Petite Milo, a cold-hardy grape variety well suited to the new frontier of Nova Scotia’s cool climate, and Chardonnay, a well-travelled grape variety most famously identified with the white wines of Burgundy and Chablis in France. Both varieties are naturally fermented in re-bent, toasted French oak barrels in a method referred to as a “Sauvage” or “Wild” fermentation. This natural approach is the source of complexity and expressions of oak in the wine which further develop through its ageing sur lie. Aromas of fresh herbs, apple peel and lemon rind give way to a smooth complexity with elements of celery, lime and pear supported with acidity, which act as a platform for the weight on the palate and persistency in the finish.
Recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines 2017.