2014 Brut Reserve

2014 Brut Reserve

Regular price $65.95
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In the glass, a pale straw colour with a golden hue. On the nose, scents of apple, fresh-baked bread seamlessly emerge from a complex base of chalky minerality, dried flowers, and smoky undertones. On the palate, expansive flavors of toasted brioche, stone fruits, lemon preserves and honey unfold into a persistently mineral finish.

Varietal composition: 70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 11%
TA: 11 g/L
pH: 3.09
Dosage: 10 g/L
Brix (avg. at harvest): 18.5ºBx
Aging: 6 years on lees
Recommended drinking: 2022-2028

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FURTHER NOTES

Handpicked on October 13th, 2014, from our oldest Gaspereau parcels of Chardonnay (70%) and Pinot Noir (30%), this Brut Reserve is the swan song of the stylistic era that firmly established Benjamin, and Nova Scotia, on the international wine scene.

This wine follows in the direct lineage of the exceptional achievements that were the 2004 and 2008 vintage of Brut Reserve, bursting onto the scene with a distinctive vibrancy and resonant personality that sent a shockwave through the wine world.

With such a wine conditioned for eight years prior to release, we are provided with an opportunity to take a trip down memory lane and revisit our goals and pursuits of that time. At harvest, decisions were made with the intention of capturing the highest degree of energy and vigour in the grapes, a rationale further enhanced by fermentations in stainless steel, preserving purity and precision.

Due to its incredible brightness, a wine like the 2014 Brut Reserve could traverse decades in the cellar without losing its youthful stamina - a quality that is becoming so elusive it may be on the verge of extinction. This is unquestionably linked to recent climatic changes which have resulted in attributes of softness and richness being not only more attainable than ever, but also becoming the new stylistic pillar of the present and future wines of Benjamin Bridge. If it is indeed a traditional human sentiment to want what we can’t have, it is possible that very soon, this 2014 Brut Reserve will be revered for its long-lost qualities belonging to another time.