2019 Pinot Noir | Niagara Escarpment

$ 21.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • Extra Dry
About This Wine
This wine originates from vineyards nestled along gentle slopes of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Lake Ontario. This hillside terroir, with its limestone-clay soils, elevation and moderating on-shore breezes, is ideal for Pinot Noir, producing a wine with the delicate fruit, earthy nuances and silky textures revered the world over from this noble variety.
2019 was a temperate vintage delivering average heat and precipitation. Yield for Pinot Noir was slightly below average, resulting in succulent, well structured wines with medium to long-term ageing potential.
Varieties100% Pinot Noir
Estate Grown 87%
AppellationNiagara Escarpment
Site87% Beamsville Bench, 13% Creek Shores
Elevation80–155 m (260–510 ft)
Slope/Exposure2–6% / NNW
Beamsville 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 24–27
Sugar 21.8º Brix
Titratable Acidity 9.8 g/L
pH 3.26
Yield 3.0 mt/ac (53 hl/ha)
A 3 week maceration and fermentation using 100% indigenous yeasts; barrel ageing for 13 months in 2nd–6th fill, 225L and 500L French oak
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Oct 2020
Alc./Vol 13.0%
Residual Sugar < 2.0 g/l
Titratable Acidity 6.2 g/L
pH 3.63
Production 3,090 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Bright ruby. Nose Fragrant rose petal, cranberry and dried currant aromas over top nuances of pencil shavings, nutmeg and ginger. Palate Medium bodied with fine-grained tannins and juicy sour cherry fruit up front; the wine is centred on robust yet silky tannins and succulent red currant fruit, with sweet, supple edges; the tannins soften and taper into a lengthy finish, melding effortlessly with persistent notes of ripe red and black berries, cedar and white pepper.
Best consumed 2021 through 2025; will hold through at least 2027
Food Pairings
Roasted chicken or fowl, seared duck breast or pork tenderloin with berry coulis, grilled salmon, mushroom risotto, vegetable pastas
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