Benjamin Bridge Brut 2011 Wine Review
Benjamin Bridge Brut 2011
Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 93/100
This Nova Scotia sparkling sets the trend for Canadian bubblies in style and elegance. The 2011 vintage of the Benjamin Bridge Brut is stunning. You're drinking the stars here. This bubbly is made using the traditional method (Methode Classique) of the second fermentation in the bottle, just as they do in the Champagne region of France. They also use two of the grapes, Pinot Noir (10%) and Chardonnay (8%), used in France in their blend, together with L'Acadie (42%) and Seyval (40%) to give a decidedly (and deliciously) Nova Scotia signature to the cuvee. All grapes are estate grown and hand-harvested in October and bottled in June after spending 5 years on the lees to add richness, creaminess and depth. The 2011 vintage had the ideal conditions of sustained cool weather moderated by the Bay of Fundy which allowed for slow and complex ripening of the grapes. Lovely aromas of lime citrus, fresh mint, and lemon brightness on the nose and palate with great replays of flavour. A long, toasty finish leaves you at the shoreline of this Atlantic bubbly longing for more. This wine dances in the glass like sunlight on the ocean, with just as much refreshing sea spray on the palate and senses. Pair with Atlantic lobster in melted butter and dockside daydreams.
Food pairings: crab cakes with aioli sauce, steamed lobster with lemon garlic sauce.
This Benjamin Bridge Brut 2011 was reviewed on July 8, 2017 by Natalie MacLean
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|Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
Beautiful Brut by Benjamin Bridge tight and well structured with fantastic acidity, crisp and mouthwatering. Influenced by saline ocean breeze and cool climate this 2011 has been elaborated with perfection. Tasted @vanwinefest 2017. Rated 92/100. Enjoy.
|Dean Engemoen rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
Top notch bubbly from Nova Scotia. 100% Chardonnay. Light aromas of citrus and yeast. Citrus and green apple dominate the palate. Tasty.
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