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Rating
92.00
Year
2011
Region
Gaspereau Valley
Varietal
Chardonnay
Price
$49.95

A 100-per-cent chardonnay, this bone-dry 2011 sparkling wine is indeed the current release for Benjamin Bridge, an exacting Nova Scotia producer committed to maturing its bubblies in contact with yeast sediment, or lees, for extended periods. This one spent four years on those lees developing doughy depth, toastiness and almond-like nuttiness. More conspicuously, the wine displays an uncanny resemblance to green apples and lemon, with the winery's (and the province's) signature racy acidity very much in evidence. Yes, it rivals fine Champagne. Available in Ontario at the above price, $44.50 direct from the winery, benjaminbridge.com.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More

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