Damariscotta River, Maine
As hearty as their New England surroundings, Pemaquid pretties are sweet and lemony, with a flavor as deep as their cups. Fed by an everchanging tide, these local favorites have a solid briny finish, rewarding you with a salty shout.
sweet | lemony | full of heart
Pairs Perfectly with:
- Skipping Stones
- Finding Your Sea Legs
- A Sweet Riesling
- Freckles on Your Nose
Crustacean Cultivator, Dodge Cove Oysters
Tucked away halfway up the pristine Maine coast, the Damariscotta River estuary has remained an oyster sanctuary for thousands of years and Dodge Cove Oysters one of its oldest farms. A monument to its bivalve cultivation, the estuary sits at the bottom of a thirty-foot high hill of oyster shells dating back more than 2,000 years. While Maine is famed for its delicious lobsters, the cold temperatures and unpolluted coastline make it the ideal home for some of the most delightful oysters in the world.
The Gritty Details:
Seed is grown to 2 inches in floating bags and then planted on the bottom. Colder water slows growth, but enables a harder shell. Time to market: 3 to 4 years.
Flavor Influenced by:
- Salinity: 3.2% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: Large 10 ft. tides provide strong marine influence and introduce an abundance of food
- Bottom Makeup: A thin layer of silt over marine clay