2019 Riesling Adam Steps | Beamsville Bench | Estate Grown

$ 26.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • Medium Dry
About This Wine
This wine originates from our Cave Spring Vineyard, nestled on a hillside of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Lake Ontario known as the Beamsville Bench. Named after a series of limestone outcrops – known as the ‘Adam Steps’ – that ascend above our vineyard, this medium-dry Riesling captures the riveting tension between succulent fruit and mineral texture intrinsic to Riesling in our terroir.
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.
Varieties100% Riesling
Estate Grown 100%
AppellationBeamsville Bench
SiteCave Spring Vineyard
Elevation125–155 m (410–510 ft)
Slope/Exposure3–6% / NNW
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 Oct 19
Sugar 19.3º Brix
Titratable Acidity 9.9 g/L
pH 2.95
Yield 3.5 mt/ac (65 hl/ha)
Fermented to medium dryness in stainless steel over a 5 week period using exclusively indigenous yeasts; 3 months of lees contact; minimal sulphite addition
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Feb 2020
Alc./Vol 10.0%
Residual Sugar 23 g/L
Titratable Acidity 9.5 g/L
pH 2.74
Production 415 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Pale straw. Nose Wet stone, Key lime pie, clementine and orange blossom over accents of vanilla bean, marzipan, cantaloupe and ginger. Palate Light-bodied and medium dry; tense and stony up front with mint and tangerine notes; juicy, concentrated Bosc pear and yellow grapefruit flavours sit atop a stony mid-palate; tension between saline acidity and pulpy citrus and exotic fruit energizes the wine, building into a long, layered finish of wet stone, grapefruit zest and pineapple preserve, coupled with hints of lemon grass and cinnamon.
Best consumed 2022–2027; will develop and hold through at least 2029
Food Pairings
Light cream soups, Asian fruit salads, green curries with chicken, barbecue pork, fish satay, spicy shrimp stir fry, medium aged cheeses
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