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Wine Recommendation

Wine:Petite Riviere Vineyards & Winery 2002  (Nova Scotia)

Petite Riviere Vineyards & Winery

2002 Cotes de LaHave, Harmon's Hill
(Nova Scotia)

A blend of Leon Millot, Lucie Kuhlmann, and Marechal Joffre. This is a blend of the French-American hybrid grapes that had previously been used to make Jost’s success Petite Riviere Rouge bottling. Relatively pale in color, this recently bottled wine is already showing some complexity in the nose and an interesting marriage of varietal flavours. My initial reaction was slightly underripe, like a young country Chianti, with some briny notes, combined with distinct berry fruit character and a slight gamey quality. The palate has nice weight, with green/sour fruit character, a hint of chalk, and a fine tannic structure.

Reviewed December 9, 2003 by Mark DeWolf.

The Wine

Winery: Petite Riviere Vineyards & Winery
Vineyard: Harmon's Hill
Vintage: 2002
Wine: Cotes de LaHave
Appellation: Nova Scotia
Grapes: Lucie Kuhlmann, Leon Millot, Triomphe d'Alsace
Price: 750ml $16.00

Review Date: 12/9/2003

The Reviewer

Mark DeWolf

Mark DeWolf is a wine educator, sommelier and wine editor. His approach to wine judging and education comes from the heart. Great wine, like great food is not merely a matter of technical precision, it is about its ability to evoke emotion. According to Mark, a great wine is a passionate experience and should conjure images of the people who made it and the land from which it originated.