Benjamin Bridge Cabernet Franc Rose (750ml)
Benjamin Bridge vineyards are located in the heart of the Gaspereau Valley on the Bay of Fundy, where the cool climate bears an uncanny affinity with the Champagne region of France. The estate makes a range of wines;sparkling, white, red, rose, dry and sweet. Though the focus is on making world-class Méthode Classique sparkling wines that have been compared in tastings to Champagne. The hand crafted wines of Benjamin Bridge have helped raise the profile of the Nova Scotian wine industry.
In the glass, a light salmon colour with a magenta hue. On the nose, evocations of gooseberry preserve and red currant are accentuated by touches of flint and lime. The palate is lively and brisk, with its suggestions of blood orange and McIntosh apples, seemingly enhanced by a dash of sea salt. A tonic, stimulating rose striking a perfect balance between zesty acidity and a deeply layered texture.
This is made from 100% Cabernet Franc grown in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. The 15 g/l of residual sugar is perfectly balanced by refreshing cool climate acidity.