Ottawa, ON

October 2017

Matt’s review: Benjamin Bridge has captured the attention and admiration of wine aficionados and top restaurants around the world with their premium sparkling wines that rival some of the finest. Needless to say, this Gaspreau Valley (Nova Scotia, Canada) sparkling wine house continues to make a real fizz with their premium classic method sparkling wines. The 2011 Brut is a beautiful Blanc de Blancs made from 100% Chardonnay sourced from their estate vineyards. The nose offers crisp golden apple, lemon biscuit, and wet stone. Incredibly refreshing, the fine micro bubbles coat the palate and make way to a long mineral driven green apple and lime finish. This fine traditional method sparkling wine would enhance any celebration and would complement the richest dishes you can imagine. I recommend East Coast Seafood Chowder and Pasta Carbonara with seafood as top picks. Tasted October 2017. 92 points – Matt Steeves –

Available at a few LCBO locations throughout Toronto, (and sold out at winery) but look for the 2012 in the near future!