Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 2014 Wine Review
Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 2014
Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 93/100
This is such a gorgeous wine! Every time I taste it, it's like coming back to an old friend whose intelligence and wit I admire, but more importantly, just feels so comfortable. Honeysuckle, honey dew and melon yet not cloyingly sweet. This lovely wine is actually refreshing with its slight effervescence. I'm selfishly not wanting to this with anything and just drink it on it's own before or after a meal (or instead of one). But if you insist: berry cobbler or a fruit flan. Happy? I am.
Food pairings: fruit dishes, sushi, Asian salad.
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This Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 2014 was reviewed on June 11, 2016 by Natalie MacLean
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|Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 95/100 with the following review:|
Benjamin Bridge has been making a real fizz in the sparkling wine scene over the past decade. This Nova Scotia (Canada) based winery is producing sparkling wines that rival those from Champagne and other storied wine regions around the world. A combination of ideal terroir for producing crisp & complex cool climate grapes, along with creative winemaking expertise, has resulted in world-class sparkling wines with incredible minerality each and every vintage.
Nova 7 is stylistically similar to Italy's Moscato d'Asti, with its gentle effervescence, floral and orchard fruit aromas and flavours, that's also produced in a off-dry low alcohol style. Unlike many Moscato d'Asti's, Nova 7 is typically crisper, perfectly balanced, and loaded with refreshing minerality making it that much more versatile for food pairings from fresh cut fruit, to spicy Asian dishes, to the richest desserts available.
The 2014 vintage is a beautiful rose gold colour with a nose displaying sweet honey suckle, marigold blossoms, asian pear, sweet ginger, and apple notes. Slightly effervescent, the initial taste profile is of sweet orchard fruit and fresh ginger, all backed with crisp refreshing acidity and a long mineral finish. Perfectly balanced, this off-dry wine is loaded with refreshing minerality making it a great choice for east coast seafood appetizers, sushi, tart berry desserts, or simply to enjoy on its own whether that be on a patio in the summer or throughout the year to make a special toast in the presence of some of your favourite people. Benjamin Bridge wines continue to be some of the most interesting I've tasted vintage after vintage and the 2014 Nova 7 is the finest vintage I've tasted yet! Tasted June 2016. 95 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca | @QuercusVino
|Lise Charest Gagne rated this wine as 95/100 with the following review:|
If you want to impress your guests this is the wine for you. One word comes to mind when I taste this, UNIQUE, well I lied also DELICIOUS. A blend of 15 aromatic white grapes grown 100% in Nova Scotia on the Bay of Fundy. Lively fizz dances in the glass surrounded by a peachy pink brilliant hue. Aromas of peach, honey, country roses and candied ginger. Flavors or more honey, roses and citrus fruit. It’s a unique bold yet elegant hit of acidity and sweetness WOW! It’s a fusion of racy and happy and exciting on the palate. It reminds me of sweet tarts. I would enjoy it with something spicy but usually end up drinking two bottles in my hottub when I can find it!
|Valérie Dufour - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:|
Friends of mine moved from Nova Scotia and brought this amazing wine for supper. Beautiful oeil de perdrix (light pink) robe with a nose... I could have smelled this wine for a long time. Nice aromas of Melba peach, honeydew melon, rose petals and clementines. The mouth delivers as well with great balance between acidity and fruit and a nice effervescence. I would compare it with a moscato d'Asti for the way it is so easy to drink (but it is not as sweet as a moscato) with a low alcohol level. Very high quality and highly addictive. Pretty versatile. You can serve it with foie gras, with cheese, with a nicotine salad or have it on its own. Coup de coeur.
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