Benjamin Bridge Tidal Bay 750 ml

Benjamin Bridge

$20.00 

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2023 vintage:

In the glass, a light golden colour with a brilliant emerald hue. On the nose, hints of lime and sea breeze set the stage for zesty citrus undertones. On the palate, this Tidal Bay is full of character and purity, with a wide variety of meadow botanicals lifted by citrus and elderflower aromas. The lengthy finish prolongs the wine's tension and textural complexity.

From the Winemaker:

In the ever-shifting landscape of today's climatic uncertainties, grape growing, much like other agricultural pursuits, has faced its share of unprecedented challenges. Not exclusively a heartache of our tidal vineyards nested alongside the Bay of Fundy, many wine regions across Canada and around the world have been impacted by extreme weather events in recent years.

In early 2023, an intense deep freeze reduced our yields significantly. And as if that wasn't enough, the growing season to follow faced additional hurdles with torrential rains, pushing our site's natural drainage to its limits. Some parcels were harvested earlier than usual to combat excess humidity, infusing the wines with a zest and brightness reminiscent of early Nova Scotia wines.

Against all odds, the first three weeks of October provided an unexpected reprieve in the form of a dry spell, featuring warm, precipitation-free weather that made up for delays in ripening. Those who exercised the patience and foresight to wait for these highly favourable conditions were rewarded with surprising phenolic maturity, further intensified by the overall reduction in yields.

The outcome is a remarkable Tidal Bay, stylistically echoing the essence of the appellation, capturing the resilience ingrained in our vines, land, and community.

Varietal Composition:

l'Acadie Blanc 71%, Frontenac Blanc 15%, Osceola Muscat 5%, Vidal 3%, Geisenheim 3%, NY Muscat 3%

Alc. by vol.: 9.5%

pH: 3.16

TA: 8.1 g/l

RS: 19 g/l

Brix (avg. at harvest): 18.5°Bx

Service Temp (°C): 3°C

Recommended Drinking: 2024-2025

750 ml

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