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NOVA 7 SPARKLING 2016 Charmat method, Nova Scotia
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer BENJAMIN BRIDGE
Bright light pale straw colour with a hint of pink. Sweet, honeyed, very spicy, faintly spearminty, ginger driven, honeysuckle-lychee-apple puree nose. Fairly sweet, medium-light to light bodied attractive, honeyed, tangy, very spicy, gingery, ripe lychee-apple-cherry-melon flavours with a lingering, crisp, gently effervescent finish. This REPEAT has 6.5% alcohol and 66 g/L residual sugar with 8.2 g/L total acidity. TONY ASPLER / 90-points / BUY - Honeysuckle and orange nose; light-bodied, lightly effervescent, dry, lychee and melon flavours; fresh and lively with a finish of limes. The recommended 2016 (***) was released on June 24, 2017 at $24.95. CSPC 256289
Type Sparkling Wine
Agent Lif Win
Country Canada
Region Nova Scotia
Rating ***(90 points)
Sweet, Tangy, Ginger
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: In its tenth vintage now, the 2016 shows a very faint rose gold colour with the characteristic aromas of sweet honey suckle, marigold blossoms, asian pear, and fresh stone fruit. Very lightly effervescent, the mid-palate shows creamy and sweet orchard fruit and fresh ginger, all backed with crisp and refreshing acidity on the long finish. Beautifully balanced, this off-dry wine is loaded with refreshing minerality making it a great choice for east coast seafood appetizers, sushi, tart berry desserts, or simply to enjoy on its own. Score - 94 (Matt Steeves, quercusvino.ca, April 2017) Price $ 26.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 23, 2018
Cases bought 311 (12 bottles per case)

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