Saturday, September 24, 2016

Benjamin Bridge is Nova Scotia’s ultra-premium sparkling wine house located in the beautiful Gaspereau Valley. The winery is located on White Rock Road near Wolfville. It is owned by Gerry McConnell, the winemaker is Jean-Benoit Deslauriers.

Canadian author and wine authority Tony Aspler refers to them as the best  sparkling wines I have ever tasted. That is amazing praise. The sparkling wines are made in the Methode Classique method using Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

Consulting with Deslauriers are Raphael Brisbois and Peter J Gamble.

Although their signature wines are sparkling the winery has  achieved  success with its Nova 7. Conceived by Canadian wine making icon Peter J. Gamble, Nova 7 is a proprietary blend of signature aromatic whites, highlighting select Muscat grape varieties. Nova Scotia’s iconic wine is gently handcrafted from grapes grown along the Bay of Fundy. A category unto itself, its lively spritz, inherent acidity and elegant aromatics combine for a seductive expression of coastal terroir.

Getting back to the Sparking Brut, John Szabo of Winealign wrote "Brut Reserve  reaches new heights of class and quality… I’m confident in stating that this is very likely the finest sparkling wine to have yet been issued from Canadian soil."

Winemaker Jean-Benoit Deslauriers and winery manager Kielty McNeil