Mercator Compass Rose 2019
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Mercator Vineyards is a 40-acre site, situated on a bluff directly overlooking the Acadian Dykelands. It is influenced by the nearby Minas Basin, with its rising and falling tides. Immense volumes of relatively cold water move in and out of the Basin on a daily basis, bringing with it cool breezes that help keep Mercator's vineyards cool, our grapes healthy and to help in the retention of aromatics and acidity that develop in the grapes throughout the growing season.
This is an elegant wine that expresses aromatics typical of a classic Provence Rose.
Notes of perfumed orange blossom are integrated with hints of wild strawberry and
passion fruit on the nose.
Orange blossom and hints of red fruit are expressed on the palate, accented by a
balanced and refreshing acidity and framed with minerality and a delicate structure.
Compass Rose is a classic Provence-style Rose made from local grapes and expressing our unique terroir. The delicate structure and expressive aromatics make this an ideal food wine year round. Delicate dishes such as those made with local seafood, complex roasted chicken dishes or creamy pasta dishes are some suggested pairings. Compass Rose also pairs well with an array of cheeses and serves well as an aperitif.
Size: 750 mL
Varietal: Marquette Rose, Leon Millot Rose, L'Acadie Blanc, Cayuga, New York Muscat,
and barrel fermented Petite Milo and Chardonnay.
Best of Class – 2019 All Canadian Wine Awards
90 points – 2019 Ultimate Wine Challenge