In the glass, light gold with a subtle rose hue. On the nose, youthful notes of juicy peaches are complicated by aromas of sea breeze and maritime minerals. On the palate, the wine reveals clarity and focus with hints of ripe cranberries and a fleur de sel-like minerality. Asian spices and more mineral notes resonate throughout a deep, persistent finish.
With more than a decade’s experience pioneering Méthode Classique sparkling wine in the Gaspereau Valley, we are confident in calling the 2008 vintage a standout. While the long growing season was cool, the regulating effects of the Bay of Fundy allowed for moderate and, slowly acquired, grape ripeness. The resulting vintage is one of impressive freshness and remarkable phenolic maturity.
Varietal composition: 42% L’Acadie, 40% Seyval, 10%
Pinot Noir, 8% Chardonnay
Vineyard composition: 100% Benjamin Bridge Estate
Harvest dates: October 2008 (hand harvested)
TA: 10.8 G/L
Brix (average at harvest): 17.9º
Bottling date: June 2009
Aging: 4 years on lees
Recommended drinking: 2014-2017
Price: $44.50 CDN, 750mL