2020 Pinot Gris Estate | Beamsville Bench | Estate Grown

$ 27.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • Extra 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. Along these gentle slopes, limestone-clay soil, elevation and moderating onshore breezes combine to create a wine with the richness and heft that define Pinot Gris at its finest.
2020 was a warm, dry vintage with low-to-moderate yields and highly concentrated fruit. Pinot Gris ripened early, delivering firm yet fleshy wines with delicate acidity, ideal for early to medium-term consumption.
Varieties100% Pinot Gris
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 Sep 21–26
Sugar 22.4º Brix
Titratable Acidity 6.5 g/L
pH 3.47
Yield 2.0 mt/ac (37 hl/ha)
16 hours of skin contact prior to pressing; slow, indigenous yeast fermentation in neutral 2,500L, 500L and 225L barrels cover a 4 month period; ageing for 10 months on the fine lees in barrel prior to bottling
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Sep 2021
Alc./Vol 14%
Residual Sugar 3.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity 6.3 g/L
pH 3.53
Production 300 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Copper-pink. Nose Aromas of melon, rose petal and white flowers over top hints of strawberry preserve and mineral. Palate Dry and medium-plus in body; the attack is stony in feel with a spicy vein; the mid-palate is rich and supple with ripe red apple and fig fruit, a firm, mineral underpinning and a cleansing saline edge; the finish is full in extract and powerful, with lingering flavours of black licorice, orange peel and minced ginger at the fore, lifted by a streak of sea salt and wet stone.
Best consumed 2023 through 2025; will develop through at least 2027
Food Pairings
Duck or pork casoulet, white bean soup, fish paella, vegan Thai red curry, firm cheeses (parmesan, aged manchego)
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