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Benjamin Bridge Brut Reserve 2011 Wine Review

Benjamin Bridge Brut Reserve 2011

Benjamin Bridge Brut Reserve 2011

Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $49.95

Drink: 2011-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 11%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Sparkling Wine

Winery: Benjamin Bridge

Agent: Lifford Wine & Spirits

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 Reserve 2011 was reviewed on July 8, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

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.
Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Benjamin Bridge has captured the attention and admiration of wine aficionados and top restaurants around the world with their premium sparkling wines that rival some of the finest. Needless to say, this Gaspreau Valley (Nova Scotia, Canada) sparkling wine house continues to make a real fizz with their premium classic method sparkling wines. The 2011 Brut is a beautiful Blanc de Blancs made from 100% Chardonnay sourced from their estate vineyards. The nose offers crisp golden apple, lemon biscuit, and wet stone. Incredibly refreshing, the fine micro bubbles coat the palate and make way to a long mineral driven green apple and lime finish. This fine traditional method sparkling wine would enhance any celebration and would complement the richest dishes you can imagine. I recommend East Coast Seafood Chowder and Pasta Carbonara with seafood as top picks. Tasted October 2017. 92 points - Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
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.

1 Member would buy this wine again

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