2017 Pinot Noir | Niagara Escarpment

$ 19.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • Extra Dry
About This Wine
Our Pinot Noir originates from vineyards nestled along gently sloping hillsides of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Lake Ontario. In this area, limestone soils and moderating lake breezes offer ideal conditions for one of the noblest of all red grapes. Traditional in style, it captures the fragrant berry fruit and earthy nuances of Pinot grown in our cool-climate terroir.
Vintage
2017 was marked by a cool growing season followed by a sunny, dry fall with extended ripening, Pinot Noir produced bright wines with earth tones, soft tannins, and medium term ageability.
Composition
VarietiesPinot Noir
Estate Grown 85%
Origin
AppellationNiagara Escarpment
Site85% Beamsville Bench, 8% Creek Shores, 7% St. David's Bench
Topography
Elevation80–155 m (260–510 ft)
Slope/Exposure2–6% / NNW
Soil
Beamsville Bench/St. David's Bench Stony clay till composed of limestone mixed with sandstone and shale Creek Shores Lacustrine clay-loam till composed of red shale and sandstone mixed with limestone
Harvest Data
Harvest Date Sep 19–Nov 2
Sugar 20.5º Brix
Titratable Acidity 9.8 g/L
pH 3.28
Yield 3.2 mt/ac (59 hl/ha)
Vinification
7-day maceration followed by 7-day fermentation using selected yeast strains; barrel ageing for 10 months in older French oak barriques and puncheons, the majority being 2nd through 4th fill
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Oct 2018
Alc./Vol 12.5%
Residual Sugar < 2.0 g/l
Titratable Acidity 5.8 g/L
pH 3.65
Production 1,025 cs
Sensory Profile
The nose is delicately perfumed with bright cherry and raspberry fruit melding with notes of forest floor and spice. The wine is medium bodied with a supple yet succulent attack, a well harmonized mid-palate of sweet cherry and firm tannins and a rounded fee on the edges. The tannins taper and soften on the finish, carrying abundant plum and berry and notes of allspice long onto the finish.
Ageability
Best consumed 2019 through 2022; will hold through at least 2024
Food Pairings
Roasted chicken or fowl, seared duck breast or pork tenderloin with berry coulis, grilled salmon, mushroom risotto, vegetable pastas
Availability
Winery, LCBO • 417642

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