Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 2011 Wine Review
Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 2011
Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 92/100
Celebrate life! Wow this is liquid exuberance. Moscato-grape aromas with orange zest and honeysuckle swaying in the summer breeze. Low alcohol, and some sweetness make this a great aperitif or companion to any spicy dish or one with a bit of sweetness like glazed ham, sweet potatoes etc.
Food pairings: salmon, lobster, seafood chowder, charcuterie and Dragon's Breath blue cheese.
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This Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 2011 was reviewed on July 5, 2014 by Natalie MacLean
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|Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 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. 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 and refreshing acidity.
The Nova 7 is stylistically similar to Italy's Moscato d'Asti, with its gentle effervescence, floral and orchard fruit aromas and flavours, and also produced in a off-dry low alcohol style. Unlike many Moscato d'Asti's, the Nova 7 is crisper, and loaded with refreshing minerality making it that much more versatile for pairings.
Nova 7 is a beautiful copper-hued salmon colour with a nose displaying sweet honey suckle, asian pear, and golden yellow apple notes. Slightly effervescent, the initial taste profile is of sweet orchard fruit, followed immediately by 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 during the holiday season to make a special toast. Benjamin Bridge sparkling wines are some of the most interesting I've tasted and I look forward to following this winery in the years to come. Tasted November 2014. 92+ points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca | @QuercusVino
|Andrea Shapiro rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Lightly effervescent. Very aromatic, peaches, lychee, jasmine flowers and spicy pickled ginger. Flavours are fruit forward showing pears, yellow apples and woody spices at the finish. Even a few hints of vanilla beans! Acidity is crisp and well balanced. Compared to more recent vintages of this zesty sparkler, 2011 is unique and light. Although this paired perfectly with honey garlic chicken skewers, it would be a delight on its own too. 91 points - tasted July 2018
|Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Tasted the 2011 bright pale gold vintage in Jan 2017 (along side its younger sibling the 2014 which is salmon pink). The 2011 is a different wine albeit in the same family. 2011 is distinctively Tangy and tart with a palate of freshly peeled Thai rambutan fruit and a hint of orange blossom. Paired well with spicy Asian dishes and complemented pan fried shrimp dumplings with ease. Easy to sip on its own as well. Rated 90/100.
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