2019 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
2019 was a temperate vintage delivering normal levels of heat, precipitation and yield. An extended harvest window deliverd bright, structured Rieslings with medium to long-term cellaring potential.
Composition
VarietiesRiesling
Estate Grown 87%
Origin
AppellationNiagara Peninsula
Site50% Beamsville Bench, 45% Lincoln Lakeshore, 5% Creek Shores
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 Lacustrine clay-loam till composed of red shale and sandstone mixed with limestone
Harvest Data
Harvest Date Sep 6–Nov 6
Sugar 19.2º Brix
Titratable Acidity 9.8 g/L
pH 2.97
Yield 4.0 mt/ac (71 hl/ha)
Vinification
A moderate temperature fermentation in stainless steel over a 6 week period using 65% indigenous and 35% selected yeasts; ageing for 4 months on the lees prior to bottling
Bottling Data
Bottling Date May–Jun 2020
Alc./Vol 11.0%
Residual Sugar 14.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity 8.9 g/L
pH 2.88
Production 14,951 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Pale straw. Nose Aromas of ruby grapefruit, honeysuckle, wet stone and anise; undertones of yellow plum, Key-lime, slate, pastry and fresh sage. Palate Off dry and medium bodied; round and creamy on the attack, with ripe, extracted citrus and pear fruit in the middle, in tension with an electrifying seam of saline acidity; a rich, mineral texture underpins the wine throughout, drawing into a dry, exhilarating finish of tangerine, plum, blueberry and crushed stone.
Ageability
Best consumed 2021 through 2025; will hold through at least 2027
Food Pairings
Grilled salmon, Thai green curry, butter chicken, Bavarian sausage, Southern ribs, Asian bowls, vegan jambalaya, flatbreads, as an aperitif
Availability
Winery, LCBO • 234583

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