2017 Riesling | Niagara Peninsula

$ 15.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • Medium Dry
About This Wine
Within Niagara, the noble Riesling grape develops to its fullest potential only in specific areas. We have crafted this wine from selected vineyard sites throughout our region where limestone-clay soils, elevation and moderating breezes from Lake Ontario have combined to create a medium dry Riesling with an impeccable balance of rich fruit character and mineral acidity.
Vintage
2017 was of vintage of average warmth and ample rainfall. A sunny, dry fall allowed for extended ripening, The Rieslings are supple and mineral, with medium- to long-term ageing potential.
Composition
VarietiesRiesling
Estate Grown 70%
Origin
AppellationNiagara Peninsula
Site45% Beamsville Bench, 25% Lincoln Lakeshore, 15% Creek Shores, 15% Four Mile Creek
Topography
Elevation80–155 m (260–510 ft)
Slope/Exposure2–6% / NNW
Soil
Beamsville Bench Stony clay till composed primarily of limestone mixed with sandstone and shale Lincoln Lakeshore/Creek Shores/Four Mile Creek Lacustrine clay-loam till composed of red shale and sandstone mixed with limestone
Harvest Data
Harvest Date Oct 16–Nov 23
Sugar 19.1º Brix
Titratable Acidity 9.0 g/L
pH 3.11
Yield 5.5 mt/ac (98 hl/ha)
Vinification
Cool-temperature fermentation in stainless steel over a 6 week period using 75% selected and 25% indigenous yeasts; 4 months on the fine lees prior to bottling
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Jun 2018
Alc./Vol 11.0%
Residual Sugar 14.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity 7.5 g/L
pH 3.11
Production 8,960 cs
Sensory Profile
Aromas of white grapefruit, red apple and yellow plum are at the fore over top notes of Honeydew melon, pastry dough and allspice. The palate is off-dry and medium-bodied with a crisp, citrus attack, softening in the middle with succulent Bosc pear fruit and richness on the edges. Underpinned throughout by a light stoniness and delicate acidity, the finish combines supple, white peach flavours with a lively, saline quality.
Ageability
Best consumed 2019 through 2022; will hold through at least 2024
Food Pairings
Grilled salmon, curried shellfish, butter chicken, Bavarian sausage, Southern ribs, Asian bowls, vegan jambalaya, flatbreads, as an aperitif
Availability
Winery, LCBO • 234583

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