Benjamin Bridge Piquette Pink 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 deep pink colour with a ruby hue. On the nose, enticing tropical flower notes are brightened by hints of ruby red grapefruit and papaya. The palate is pleasantly light, with refreshing weightlessness and aerial, aromatic suggestions of elderflower and rose hips for a touch of complexity.
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. This pink version is made with New York Muscat grape skins. It is low alcohol, at 5% and dry with just 1.2 g/l RS.