2019 Riesling Dolomite | Niagara Escarpment | Estate Grown

$ 19.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • Dry
About This Wine
The name ‘Dolomite’ refers to the type of limestone that forms the crest of the Niagara Escarpment. Through the forces of erosion, this ancient rock has come to enrich the soils of the hillsides below. Grown along these gentle slopes in our Beamsville Bench vineyard, this Riesling bears the mark of its origins. The calcareous clays of our site contribute to the aromatic complexity and mineral textures that are the wine’s signature.
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%
AppellationNiagara Escarpment
Site100% Cave 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 Sep 26–Oct 24
Sugar 19.3º Brix
Titratable Acidity 10.8 g/L
pH 2.91
Yield 4.0 mt/ac (74 hl/ha)
5-hour skin soak prior to pressing; 2-week, cellar-temperature fermentation in tank using exclusively indigenous yeasts; aged 6 months sur lie; minimal sulphite additions
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Aug 2020
Alc./Vol 12.0%
Residual Sugar 7.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity 9.6 g/L
pH 2.85
Production 1,730 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Medium straw. Nose Aromas of pastry dough, grapefruit, white peach and comb honey, with nuances of shaved ginger root, lemon drop and fresh fennel in behind. Palate Dry and medium in body; rich and creamy up front with a stoney underpinning; in the middle, a grippy, citrus pith tone emerges, topped with fleshy quince fruit and bolstered by dense, mineral textures; a delicate thread of saline acidity weaves its way throughout, carrying into a robust and sturdy finish of crushed stone, Key lime and honeysuckle.
Best consumed 2022 through 2026; will develop through at least 2028
Food Pairings
Onion tarts, vegetable or cheese casseroles, baked or poached lake fish, sautéed scallops, curried shrimp, grilled seafood, roasted poultry
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