Local winery business earns award

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MALAGASH – A white wine with Devonian Coast Wineries just picked up an award.

The winery’s Mercator Lat 45° White took home the Chairman’s Trophy Award at the Ultimate Wine Challenge, held in New York in June. The award was in the White Blends – North America category.

“An international award of this caliber is a testament to the extraordinary quality consumers can expect from Nova Scotia wines,” said Carl Sparkes, owner of Devonian Coast Wineries, in a press release. “We are proud to showcase our wonderful and innovative Nova Scotia wines to the world at a time when our nascent industry is beginning to show such great potential.”

The 2012 Mercator Lat 45° White picked up a score of 92 at the Ultimate Wine Challenge, with a rating of excellent and highly recommended coming with the score. It is currently available at select Nova Scotia Liquor Commission and boutique wine stores.

The white wine has slightly earthy aromas of truffle and lichen, which are balanced by stony scents. The taste profile is tart, pear-like, but neither juicy nor jammy.

Devonian Coast Wineries purchased Jost Vineyards in the spring of 2012, and also owns Gaspereau Vineyards in the Gaspereau Valley near Wolfville.

 

Organizations: Devonian Coast Wineries, Nova Scotia Liquor Commission

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, New York, White Blends North America Gaspereau Valley Wolfville

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