Lesley Quinn's Drink of Choice: 2015 Mercator Sauvage Sur Lie

Published: Friday, September 29, 2017

It's one of the first white wines in Nova Scotia that I feel has shown real complexity. I love Tidal Bay, it's easy to drink and delicious, but this has texture, minerality— it's just got a lot going on. The cool thing about it is it's a blend of a hybrid grape and vinifera, Petite Milo and Chardonnay. And it's aged on its lees—that style of aging is done with white wine from France and Austria, wines that are considered quite good, and usually considered to be really good with seafood. Some Chardonnays we see out of Nova Scotia are overly oaked. It's just really well balanced. There's smokiness to it that's really cool that would go great with any Nova Scotian, or PEI, oysters.

—Lesley Quinn, sommelier at The Barrington Steakhouse & Oyster Bar

From Four local wines to hunt down in The Coast's Fall Wine Guide.