Local Traditional Method Sparkling Wines Top Provincial, National and International Competitions
Canning, N.S. – Blomidon Estate Winery is having an impressive year. Three of their traditional method sparkling wines have been raking in awards locally, nationally and internationally.
“What an incredible year 2019 has been for us so far,” says Tim Ramey, co-owner of Blomidon Estate Winery. “We’re extremely proud that we’ve achieved our greatest successes to date with 100% Nova Scotia wines from our estate vineyard…and that the vision for our winery, started in 2007, is really coming to fruition.”
The winery has placed in the top tiers of the Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards, the WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada, the Decanter World Wine Awards and recently received the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines.
“In addition to success with our sparklers, to win a national award in the very competitive ‘other single red varieties’ category with our Baco Noir Reserve speaks volumes about our wine portfolio and the hard work and dedication of our very talented and passionate team,” says Ramey.
The following Blomidon wines have received awards in recent wine competitions:
2011 Brut Réserve
2019 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines
Wine of the Year (tie), 2019 Atlantic Canadian Wine Awards
90 Points, Silver Medal – 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards
2010 Blanc De Blancs
90 points, Silver Medal – 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards
90 Points, Silver Medal – 2019 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada
2018 Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Excellence in Nova Scotia Wine
2015 Cuvée L’Acadie
91 Points, Gold Medal – 2019 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada
87 Points, Bronze Medal – 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards
2016 Baco Noir Reserve
88 Points, Bronze Medal – 2019 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada
“Winemaking in Nova Scotia is really on the edge, which is what makes it exciting. We have to use the season as a guide for our wine styles, rather than always being focused on a specific objective,” says Simon Rafuse, winemaker at Blomidon Estate Winery. “Traditional method sparkling wines have really become the calling card for Nova Scotia wines, but you need time and patience…you need to wait until the wines are ready.”
For additional information about Blomidon Estate Winery and their award-winning wines, visit www.blomidonwine.ca.
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About Blomidon Estate Winery
Blomidon Estate Winery is a boutique winery nestled on the shore of the Minas Basin, near Canning, in the picturesque Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. The beautiful seaside setting offers a unique location for viticulture.
The winery, owned by the Ramey family, is committed to producing 100% Nova Scotia grown grapes and wines. Winemaker, Simon Rafuse, leads the winemaking team in producing wines that reflect the Nova Scotia terroir (shaped daily by the highest tides in the world and influenced by cool ocean breezes blowing through the vineyard) and character with a focus on traditional method sparkling wines and crisp aromatic white wines.
Blomidon Estate Winery has won numerous national and international wine awards as well as the 2015 Taste of Nova Scotia Producer of the Year Award for their commitment to quality and exceptional customer experience.
- 2010 Blanc de Blancs – Grown at the Blomidon Estate vineyard, aged 80 months on lees. Shows depth, complexity and texture from the long lees ageing.
Fresh acid, creamy mousse and aromas of citrus, tree fruits and toast. ($75)
- 2011 Brut Reserve – Grown at the Blomidon Estate vineyard, aged 72 months on lees. Rich, crisp and expressive, with toasty, brioche aromas. 100% Chardonnay. ($45)
- 2015 Cuvee L’Acadie – Grown at the Blomidon Estate vineyard, aged 30 months on lees. Pear and citrus aromas, with a saline note that characterizes the vineyard. ($35)
- 2016 Baco Noir Reserve – Aged in American oak barrels for 20 months, this wine shows aromas of black cherry, vanilla, cedar, and baked blueberries. The rich palate bursts with fruit flavour and spice, with a smooth satisfying finish. ($35)