Ottawa, ON

July 2018

Matt’s review: Canada’s iconic sparkling wine house, Benjamin Bridge, has released its first non-vintage (NV) Rosé which builds off of the success of their NV Brut, along with their fantastic vintage sparkling wines.

NV-Rosé

A beautiful copper/rose gold colour, the nose shows field strawberries, fresh baked strawberry scones, sweet red apple, and that Gaspereau Valley hallmark, sea breeze. Very refreshing and so incredibly sessionable, especially in the summer sun with good friends, this is a fantastic wine to enjoy in any setting and for me a charcuterie platter is a great place to start. If you haven’t tasted a Benjamin Bridge sparkling wine this would be a great starting place, followed by their NV Brut, vintage Brut, vintage Rosé, and finishing with their iconic Nova 7 – arguably one of Canada’s most loved wines. The NV Rosé is a food pairing superstar – from BBQ to salads to seafood, it complements them all with its elegant and fruity style. Tasted July 2018. 92 points. Matt Steeves – http://www.quercusvino.ca

Available winery direct, and at various wine stores across Canada, such as NSLC – $27.95