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First off, why am I doing this? Wine is something many of us prefer. This club is developed by a girl from New Waterford (me) who wants to get into wine in the least pretentious way possible. I don’t care to be a snob, because I’m not one — but I care to be able to order a glass of wine at a restaurant and not feel like I just fell off the turnip truck.
Deciding which wine I was going to write about first was tough. I didn’t know if I wanted to do something traditional, something exotic, or something considered people pleasing. The wine I’m about to tell you about is a little bit of each.
I decided this month I would go with one of Nova Scotia’s most iconic wines, a top seller in our province. With a subtle blush hue, light spritz and refreshing aromatics, Nova 7 is in a category on its own. I paired mine with a spicy meal, but I think it would have worked well as a dessert wine too!
The part I liked the most about it was the small bubbles and the lemony/apricot taste. I don’t know if I ever had anything like it, and I can proudly boast it’s a Nova Scotian wine! It’s a bit pricey for a mid-week meal wine ($25), but the dollar per value ratio is well worth it.
“I don’t even like wine, but I love this stuff!” – Tara from the NSLC
…And Now Onto the Fancy Details
Once poured a pale coral pink with a bright peach hue. On the nose, a succession of floral notes – rose petals and water lilies – intermingle with tropical hints of fresh papaya and litchi fruit. On the palate, suggestions of ripe mango and fresh apricots are brightened by crisp and energetic undertones, revealing the trademark electricity unique to our cool climate!
I would give this wine a 4/5 rating. Like most things, it would be best paired with a hot summer day. Great structure, light sugary development, and very enjoyable!
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For more information about the Nova 7, check out the Benjamin Bridge website!