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MÉTHODE CLASSIQUE BRUT SPARKLING (2017) Traditional method, Nova Scotia
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer BENJAMIN BRIDGE
This tasty new blend of 55% L’Acadie and 45% Chardonnay was grown in the Gaspereau Valley near Wolfville. It has a bright medium straw colour with a lively abundance of tiny bubbles. Attractive, intense, gently complex, toasty, lemon-apple meringue with some some faintly floral, minerally, Bosc pear notes. Dry, medium bodied, slightly spicy, faintly honeyed, perfectly balanced, fresh, ripe, lemon-apple flavours with hints of citrusy warm brioche on the lingering finish. Only 56 cases of 6 of this ready-to-drink crowd-pleaser are available at Vintages. It has 12% alcohol, 4 g/L residual sugar and a hefty 8.5 g/L total acidity with lot number L22188B on the lower part of the glass bottle. This might be designated as a 2017 as 80% of the base wine came from this year the balance going back to 2012. Also, it was aged on the lees for 4+ years and disgorged on August 18, 2022. An earlier blend (untasted) was released on November 27, 2021 at $32.95. This new batch is the best I have tasted to date - a best buy! CSPC 528752
Type Sparkling Wine
Agent Lif Win
Country Canada
Region Nova Scotia
Rating ***(93 points)
Dry, Bright, Ripe Harmonious
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Benjamin Bridge is a leading sparkling-wine producer, and this is its flagship expression. Expect a wine that offers impressive texture and weight, with that signature Nova Scotian freshness and vibrancy. Look for notes of toast, lemon and pear, plus exceptional energy and depth. [Dean Tudor did not include a tasting note.] Score - 93 (Dean Tudor, gothicepicures.blogspot.com, May 23, 2019) Price $ 34.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 19, 2022
Cases bought 56 (6 bottles per case)

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