Prestige Brut Estate is grown on our estate on the south side of Gaspereau Valley, planted in 2005 on deep schist, sandstone and sand- an ancient seabed. A three year terroir study conducted by French Bordeaux experts revealed that the grapevine roots are three feet deep and they have worked for every inch. Cropping yield is naturally balanced with moderate vigour and 2014 gave a low 1.5 tonnes/acre, 22 hectolitres per hectare. The wine was aged 69 months sur lie and with its significant mineral backbone it can age further in the bottle post disgorgement. Traditional methods of hand riddling and disgorging to ensure utmost quality. Toasty brioche aromas are dominant with signature mineral and a slight saline essence owing to the ancient seabed origins of our soil and proximity to the Bay of Fundy. This vintage also boasts characters of walnut, creamy, honey and peach.
Suitable for vegan diets
Toasty brioche aromas are dominant with signature mineral and a slight saline essence owing to the ancient seabed origins of our soil and proximity to the Bay of Fundy. This vintage also boasts characters of walnut, creamy, honey and peach.
*****2020 DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS, 92 POINTS, SILVER - Judges' comments - "Complex apple, peach, nut and citrus bouquet with a toasty palate and fine mousse. Very pretty wine to enjoy with food." *****Janet Dorozynski, national wine judge, 94 points - "...thrilling and elegant...Intense citrus, flinty, and saline aromatics with a touch of toastiness. Bone dry and lively, with well defined and integrated acidity and fine bubbles. A perfect sparkling wine for lovers of Brut Nature or zero dosage with 2 g/l residual sugar. If the 2014 is anything like past vintages I've tasted it will continue to develop and improve for a decade and then some."
*****David Lawrason, Wine Align judge, 92 points - "It has a mature nose of hay and dried wildflower with very ripe green apple fruit, spice and sourdough bread. It is light to medium bodied, very firm, taut and dry with excellent length. "
*****Michael Godel, Wine Align judge, 91 points - "The 7th vintage of this Prestige Estate Brut (by my count) off of a south facing Gaspereau Valley rocky plot blessed of ancient geology, once referred to "like crushed pills of polar pottery and with perfect natural low vigour conditions." Holding strong on a string with lees piling up and keeping the faith. There's a liquid chalkiness to this, less searing than the Vintage Cuvee, partly due to age, but also terroir and stylistic tendency. Should drink well for another four seasons. "
*****John Szabo, Wine Align judge, 92 points - "Developing nicely, this 6-year-old traditional method bubbly from Nova Scotia highlights the potential of this style from the province, showing how crackling acids can be maintained while flavour development is fully achieved. Indeed, this wine seems to have moved very slowly in its evolutionary curve, and I'd suspect we'll still be enjoying it in another decade or more without significant degradation. Really very crisp and clean and well balanced in the crunchy idiom."
100% L'Acadie Blanc
Food Pairing Notes
Mild and soft cheeses
Rich seafood including
Oysters, lobster, scallops and mussels
Creamy pasta sauces
Strawberries, cantaloupe, grapes
Certified Organic by Pro Cert
Silver Medal - 2011 Effervescents du Monde, Dijon, FranceTop Sparkling, Gold Medal – 2010 National Wine Awards of Canada Silver, Wine of the Year, 2020 Canadian Culinary Championships, Ottawa“This golden oldie showed the classic honeyed toasty character of mature Champagne, it’s age also pointing to the maturing of Nova Scotia’s sparkling wine industry” – David Lawrason, National Head Judge, Canadian Culinary Championships
Silver Medal 2015 France Effervescents du Monde, Best Sparkling Wines of the World"Open and powerful nose with grilled hazelnut, pineapple, lemon and honey.Creamy effervescence”Effervescents du Monde, Judges’ Notes"Stunner… Steely, dry with creamy acidity, green apple, citrus and chalk.”Heather Rankin, Gold Medal Plates judge, Sommelier
Decanter World Wine Awards 2018, London, England – 92 points, Silver MedalJudges’ notes, "A floral, apple nose with chalky lemon and creamy pear on the refreshing, mineral palate."