The Mind of a Winemaker - Exploring Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

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Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market

1209 Marginal Road

Halifax, NS B3H 4P8

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We will be pitting the cerebral yet perfumed Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs of Burgundy against their counterparts from Niagara and Nova Scotia

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Thomas Bachelder has been described as a genius of Burgundian winemaking. Tasting wines with Thomas is nothing short of a cerebral experience as he has an almost other worldly ability to draw out the nuance of a wine’s past (i.e how it was made, where it comes from).

On Thursday, May 30th we present The Mind of a Winemaker tasting event. At this tasting Thomas will take you on a vinous journey comparing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir made in Niagara (by Thomas), Nova Scotia and Burgundy. With it's limestone-based soils and continental climate, Niagara is frequently proffered as "North America's response to Burgundy, but the maritime Climate, Bay of Fundy and unique soils of Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley have given our Country yet another challenger to the throne!

Hence, we'll be pitting the cerebral yet perfumed Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs of Burgundy against their counterparts from Niagara and Nova Scotia in a blind tasting sure to raise a few eyebrows!

Accompanying the wines will be small plates designed to compliment the wines. This is an event not to be missed, as Thomas’ talks are legendary. His passion, wisdom and enthusiasm for his beloved Burgundian varietals is infectious. 

About Thomas Bachelder:

Montreal born Thomas Bachelder is considered one of Canada’s preeminent winemakers. He has worked with some of the best winemakers in Burgundy including his mentor Pascal Marchand.  Thomas’ love of Pinot Noir led him to Oregon where he crafted award-winning wines for Lemelson Vineyards. Despite his great success on the West Coast, an offer to become Viniculture Manager of Le Clos Jordanne (the Vincor and Boisset joint venture) brought him to Ontario. Under his direction, Le Clos Jordanne established itself as a leading producer of Burgundian styled Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. After leaving Le Clos Jordanne, Thomas started his own eponymous label, which including wines from Niagara, Oregon and Burgundy. Yet no matter where Thomas resides, his heart will forever be longing for famed vineyards that stretch along Burgundy’s famous Cote D’Or.

Join Mark DeWolf and Thomas Bachelder at the Seaport Market on the Halifax Waterfront for an evening of blind tasting of the two greatest  Burgundian grapes.

Come out and enjoy this unique wine experience, 

The With Zest Team

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Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market

1209 Marginal Road

Halifax, NS B3H 4P8

Canada

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