Benjamin Bridge Riesling (750ml)
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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 crystalline golden with a limpid green hue. On the nose, delicate notes of white blossom and lemon rind are interlaced with hints of bee pollen and fleur de sel. On the palate, intimation of peach, ripe apple and melon are brightened with zesty acidity, providing focus to the brilliant core of minerality running through the wine and its clean, long finish. Here is yet another Benjamin Bridge wine that is low in alcohol wine yet significant and extraordinary in-depth and structure. Created in the legendary style of the Kabinett wines from Germany. Light, low alcohol with residual sweetness and balanced by zesty acidity.
The 2021 vintage embraces the classic Germanic roots that led to the planting of Riesling in Nova Scotia. Harvested in late October, at the very end of an eventful vegetative cycle and growing season, the optimal maturity was enhanced by an evening frost that extracted even more concentration and flavour. This unique wine underwent a partial yet lengthy indigenous and unaided fermentation, lasting an impressive 10 months. Fermented and aged exclusively in stainless steel vessels.