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Wild Piquette 750ml

Wild Piquette 750ml

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Our Wild Piquette is an upcycled Ortega-based wine-style beverage crafted with sea berries and locally foraged marine plants. A combination of sea buckthorn and spirulina gives this member of our Piquette family its wild colour! The palate is lively and uplifting, with vibrant suggestions of lemon peel and ocean minerals with a distinctive maritime salinity. Like all our Piquette light wines, Wild Piquette contains zero sugar, no added sulphites, and a low alcohol content (5%) from its wild fermentation of sustainably grown Nova Scotia grapes.

TECH SPECS

Varietal Composition: Ortega, Sauvignon Blanc, Geisenheim

Alc. by vol.: 5%

pH: 3.8

RS: 0 g/l

Brix (avg. at harvest): 18ºBx

Service Temp (°C): 2°C

Recommended Drinking: 2023

SHIPPING & DELIVERY

• Free delivery over $50 to select areas of HRM & Wolfville
• Free shipping over $300 within Canada
• Canada Post shipping rates are calculated at checkout based on package weight and region

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FURTHER NOTES

The first and most essential pursuit of Benjamin Bridge has always been to capture and provide experiences defined by a unique sense of place. It is within that search that we accidentally fell in love with the uplifting and energizing qualities provided by our tidal ecosystem - something ethereal, a lightness that lifts the spirit and a saline maritime breeze built into the sensory experience.

Amongst the earliest international adopters in the renaissance of Piquette, Benjamin Bridge recognised, three years ago, the following evidence: if one single style can simultaneously remain genuinely non-interventionist (unfiltered, wild fermented, no sulfites added), reduce waste by extending the life of our precious grapes and simultaneously reduce alcohol by 70% while remaining profoundly aromatic, we had to help rise back to prominence.

Three years after our early revival efforts, although many are now familiar with Piquette as a resurrected style, here is a brief overview of its history. Piquette refers to the action of adding water to gently pressed grape skins, extracting their full fragrance and flavour potential, while providing a lower alcohol beverage.

This was common practice in French vineyards throughout the 20th century, with the Piquette being offered generously to farm and cellar workers as an afternoon refreshment.

Because it is a wine refresher rather than a traditional wine that is higher in alcohol, we saw the opportunity to think outside the box and dare the most harmonious infusions of locally foraged ingredients for unique experiences preserving their important connection to place.