Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 Sparkling 2014 Wine Review
Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 Sparkling 2014
Annapolis 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.
Sparkling food pairings: seafood tapas, steamed shellfish, grilled seafood.
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This Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 Sparkling 2014 was reviewed on December 30, 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 & December 2016. 95 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca | @QuercusVino
|Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:|
A summer day in a glass! Pretty honeysuckle and peach aromas, with more peach, white floral and saline minerality on a very well-balanced palate expression. Low-alcohol with a gentle spritz. Makes a wonderful accompaniment to lobster chowder or steamed clams.
Tasted Dec. 2016
|Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
Tasted the 2014 vintage in Dec 2016. This is a classic Canadian bubbly from Benjamin Bridge, and with a low alcohol of 8% ABV its easy to sip. Brilliant rose gold. Off-dry, with great acidity, well-balanced, and complex. Aromatics of ripe strawberry, orange blossom, minerality, with a hint of fresh fleshy apricot. On the palate, I tasted orange blossom, nectarine, marigold, and a hint of spearmint. Enjoyable before, with or after food. Winemaker Jean-Benoit Deslauriers has vinified another wonderful vintage. Brilliant and beautiful on the eyes, nose and palate and affordable on the wallet, this is a sure thing. Enjoy this lightly sparkling rose with loved ones. Perfect for festive celebrations. Rated 92/100
|So summery -- and that's just around the corner and a great way to celebrate it would be with this Nova Scotian from Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 (2014) with this strawberry spritz sparkling wine. - Community Wine Reviews|
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