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Benjamin Bridge Sparkling Nova 7 2013 Wine Review

Benjamin Bridge Sparkling Nova 7 2013

Benjamin Bridge Sparkling Nova 7 2013

Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada

Community Score: 4.5/5

Community Reviews: 12

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Price: $25.95

Drink: 2013-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 6.5%

Sweetness: Sweet

Wine Type: Dessert Wine


Winery: Benjamin Bridge Sparkling

Agent: Lifford Wine & Spirits

Product: 256289

Product: 12133986

Product: 5056

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Darlene Myers CAPS Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

I am not being biased because I live in Nova Scotia, and I am so proud of what I consider to be, our vintage wine. I'm think this effervescent beauty from Benjamin Bridge and winemaker Jean-Benoit Deslauriers is vibrant and zippy with gorgeous flavors of mango, apple, passion-fruit and grapefruit. At only 7% alcohol, this is my perfect wine for enjoying a summer patio in the afternoon.
Terry Jeans rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

A lovely fragrant, lightly sparkling wine. It has a pinkish hue with medium acidity and slightly sweet make this an amazing patio wine served chilled. Excellent value for this amazing NS wine.
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Fresh fragrances of peach, white flowers, strawberries, and apricots. The taste is mainly green apple and peach, with a perfect balance for an off-dry sparkling wine. Pairing this with fresh berries, a fruit flan or even a green salad with a strawberry f=dressing would be amazing.
Kristin Perrin rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Lemon-lime spritzy apple nose
Fresh palate with a sprite like flavour and mouthfeel

Apples with Brie
Corinna Horton rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

A cast of delicate rose in the glass, whispers of floral scent under toned with lime, and the crisp finish of apple, this is a wine that moves smoothly from brunch to aperitif.

Local Muscat, blended with the right whites for a balanced acidity, highlights Muscat’s light, fruity flavour. Think dry Riesling combined with moscato d’Asti and it’s tiny bubbles, for an off-dry wine with a mouth of apricot, a salty minerality and a green apple finish. That combined with a smooth, fresh effervescence an alcohol point of just 6.5% and you have a wine of surprisingly enduring quality.

Pair with Asian dishes. Thinking this would be particularly good with a Thai Green Curry or Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken. Also a natural pairing for seafood, or soft creamy cheese.
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Elegant honeysuckle and apple on the nose. The mouth-watering palate has green apple, apricot and a distinctive salty touch. Bright off-dry mouthfeel, long salty apricot finish on this lightly sparkling, low alcohol (7%) winner from Nova Scotia.
Jennifer Macdonald rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

As a Nova Scotian, I am biased to love this wine, and it didn't disappoint. Fragrant and floral, aromas include apple blossoms and lychee, ripe peaches and pears. Nice slight effervescence which helps to curb the sweet factor. Summer in a glass. Enjoy on a patio in the sun.
Monique Ippolito - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Yummy floral, melon, honey crisp apple, little honey, and a touch of lemon liqueur. Puckering acidity, slight effervescence slightly off-dry and medium bodied. Interesting, different and supper yummy!
Sean O'Regan - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Pale salmon hue, this off dry spitzy wine from Benjamin Bridge has citrus, ginger and peach notes on the nose. A great beam of acidity and fine spritz on the tongue wakes the tastebuds with lemon citrus, pink grapefruit, green apple and a foral note. Long finish. Enjoy with appetizers or crispy lemon chicken. Tasted April 2015
Astrid Young - Sommelier ISG CAPS rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

Candied nose of litchi and a slightly hoppy herbal note. The effervescence does well to balance the sweetness, which is very Muscat like, with juicy tangerine and some spicy notes. Enjoy with fresh berries and cream.
Produced by Peter Gamble, this is the first Nova Scotian wine to achieve national distribution which is quite a feat considering that both quality and quantity must come together. This lightly fizzy wine is made in the style of Italian moscato d'asti but has its own Nova Scotian signature. If you like off-dry pinot grigio or sparkling wine, you must try this with its honeyed essence. Finishes with lychee and apricot. - Community Wine Reviews
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