In the glass, a radiant gold colour with a touch of leaf green. On the nose, expressive aromas of smoke, minerals and a touch of liquorice abound. On the palate, a lively effervescence infuses hints of tangerine zest and hazelnut and a touch of mint. A persistent finish resonates with freshness and saline minerality.
With more than a decade’s experience producing Méthode Classique sparkling wine in the Gaspereau Valley, we are continually impressed by what can develop in bottle with extended aging. We’ve tasted this estate vintage every year and now, after eight years on lees, the inherent freshness and saline minerality of our coastal terroir continues to prevail while the wine has greatly matured.
Varietal composition: Seyval 40%, Vidal 30%, l’Acadie 30%
Vineyard composition: 100% Benjamin Bridge Estate
Harvest dates: October 2007 (hand harvested)
TA: 10.5 G/L
Brix (average at harvest): 18º
Bottling date: June 2008
Aging: 8 years on lees
Price: $44.50 CDN, 750mL