Benjamin Bridge Méthode Classique Brut
Nova Scotias Gaspereau Valley, home to Benjamin Bridge, is one of the rare grape-growing regions with a growing season remarkably similar to Champagne, France. The valleys geography and cool climate foster extremely low natural cropping levels — leading to a precious, expensive yield of grapes with rich flavours, texture, and length.
It is not only terroir that puts these wines at the level of the French prestige cuvées. Under the expert guidance of head winemaker Jean-Benoit Deslauriers, Benjamin Bridge sparklings are made in the laborious and time-consuming Méthode Classique, using the classic Champagne grape varieties of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. The precious berries are hand-picked in small baskets, delicately pressed, and finally bottled for extended aging on their lees.
With more than 15 experience producing Méthode Classique sparkling wine in the Gaspereau Valley, we are confident in calling the 2011 a standout vintage. While the long growing season was cool, the regulating effects of the Bay of Fundy allowed for moderate and slowly acquired grape ripeness, perfect for our internationally acclaimed sparklings.