2016 Riesling Dolomite | Niagara Escarpment | Estate Grown

$ 17.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • Dry
About This Wine
Dolomite is named for layers of dolomitic limestone, unique to the Niagara Escarpment.Through the forces of erosion, these rock strata have come to enrich the soils of the Escarpment’s benchlands. Grown in selected vineyards along these gentle slopes, this Riesling bears the mark of its origins.The calcareous clays of these sites contribute to the intense aromatics and mineral textures that are its signature.
Vintage
2016 was an extremely warm, dry and very ripe vintage with low- to-moderate yields. The Riesling wines are generally bright, full and weighty, with the potential for medium- to long-term cellaring.
Composition
VarietiesRiesling
Estate Grown 100%
Origin
AppellationNiagara Escarpment
SiteCave Spring Vineyard
Topography
Elevation125–155 m (410–510 ft)
Slope/Exposure3–6% / NNW
Soil
Stony clay till composed primarily of limestone and dolostone mixed with sandstone, shale and traces of granite and gneiss; soils overlie moraine and sandstone/shale bedrock; depth ranges from 4 to 8 m
Harvest Data
Harvest Date Sep 23–Oct 17
Sugar 19.7º Brix
Titratable Acidity 8.5 g/L
pH 3.11
Yield 4.2 mt/ac (70 hl/ha)
Vinification
Cool-temperature fermentation in stainless steel over a 6 week period using 60% selected and 40% indigenous yeasts; 4 months on the fine lees prior to bottling
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Mar 2017
Alc./Vol 11.5%
Residual Sugar 9.5 g/L
Titratable Acidity 7.5 g/L
pH 2.88
Production 4,810 cs
Sensory Profile
Aromas of yellow plum, pink grapefruit and anise lead the way, with hints of ginger spice and gun flint in behind.The palate is dry, medium bodied and quite rich in feel, with ripe citrus and stonefruit flavours underpinned by a firm, stony texture and elegant, well integrated acidity. The finish is intense and mouthwatering, replete with white peach, nectarine and canteloupe, topped off with a hint of spice.
Ageability
Best consumed 2017 through 2023; will hold through at least 2025
Food Pairings
Onion tart, vegetable or cheese casseroles, baked or poached lake fish, sautéed scallops, curried shrimp, grilled seafood, roasted poultry
Availability
Winery Exclusive • 905106

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