The Wine Lifestyle - Gaspereau Vineyards Seyval Blanc

Published: Thursday, September 29, 2016

By: Atima Kamra

A staple varietal in the Nova Scotian white category, Seyval Blanc is a grape with a distinctive personality that allows it to seamlessly blend with other grapes, as well as to stand alone with equal beauty. Gaspereau Vineyards’ pure expression of this varietal highlights its ideal characteristics showcasing its ripe peach and melon flavours. The winemaker expertly handled the grapes to make a wine that is full of fruit, but also has a nice bright profile.

This is another great example of how a wine with high acidity and a slightly sweet, or off-dry structure, which our terroir is impeccably well built to produce, can show versatility on and off the table. The predominant fruitiness of this wine makes it a pleasant sipping wine since the acidity balances the sweetness to keep the palate fresh. Luckily, these characteristics also make it an excellent pairing wine for many cuisine categories—­from delicate seafood dishes to slightly spicy Asian food.

Overlooking the powerful waves of the Atlantic Ocean, it’s worth a trip to visit Elliot’s Dining Room located at the esteemed White Point Beach Resort. Enjoy the first few sips of Gaspereau Seyval Blanc to wet your palate as Chef Alan Crosby prepares your perfectly paired appetizer: Crab Cakes with Old Bay seasoning, curry aioli, mango salsa, and pea tenders. The sweet crab and pea tenders combine with the warming spice of the curry and salsa making this wine a double-ended success in the pairing category. The magnificent view, the delectable flavours, and the welcoming atmosphere will leave you with a deep breath, satisfied soul, and a smile. Cheers!