Nova 7 by Benjamin Bridge 2019
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From the winemaker:
The 2019 vintage was defined by a late start to the growing season and an unexpected wind and rain event from Hurricane Dorian in late season that disrupted the grape’s ripening process at the most critical stage. As a result, the fruit had significantly less sugar at harvest than in other years.
Nonetheless, we stayed true to our natural practices and low-intervention winemaking principles by adding no sugars at any stage in the crafting of Nova 7. And, it is as if the forces of nature knew best of all, as the resulting wine is aligned with our preference for balance and freshness.
We relied upon wild fermentations and no sulphites were added at any stage from grape-to-bottle. While these natural practices come with great risk, the possible reward of exceptional quality is too attractive to pass up.
Our 2019 Nova 7 conveys a level of precision and vibrancy that would be greatly reduced by conventional winemaking practices, such as the use of added sugar, fining agents and commercial yeasts.
While our ethos is rooted in natural practices and sustainability, with Nova 7 we want to demonstrate that, measured on a scale of deliciousness alone, non-interventionist winemaking can outperform conventional techniques.
This vintage is the most versatile yet, with a touch less residual sweetness due to the cooler growing season, combined with even more brilliant aromatics and concentration on the palate.
“In the glass, a pale salmon with an amber hue. On the nose, hints of magnolia, lychee, and passion fruit are electrified by brisk citrus undertones. The palate is pure and highly energetic, with a cascade of fresh lime, green apples and ripe mangoes echoing in a most refreshing finish.”
Nova 7’s enticing aromatics especially complement foods with spice
Varietals: Muscat, Vidal, Seyval,
RS: 39 g/L
Recommended drinking: 2020-2023
Service Temperature: 3°C
Gluten-free & vegan friendly
No-added sulphite (< 5 ppm)