Benjamin Bridge Piquette Bottle (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 hazy golden colour with emerald reflections. On the nose, a cascade of freshly squeezed ruby grapefruit and lime zest is interlaced with suggestions of blooming lavender tree. On the palate, a myriad of lively citrus notes is brightened by, creating the most refreshing balance between hints of zesty lime and a delicate touch of maritime salt. Dry, crisp, refreshing.
A piquette is a low-alcohol wine beverage made from the second pressings of grape pomace. This drink has long been enjoyed by French farmhands and vineyard workers. In recent years, the style has seen a grassroots renaissance due in part to its unprecedented ability to connect genuine artisan practices with a surprisingly attractive price previously out of reach for small boutique wineries. The true beauty of Piquette is that it unites low-intervention craftsmanship and affordability by relying on the highly sustainable act of reducing waste.
Made with Sauvignon Blanc, NY Muscat, Chardonnay Musque, Ortega and Geisenheim grape skins. 6% abv and less than 1 g of RS.