2020 Rosé Estate | Beamsville Bench | Estate Grown

$ 22.95 • 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, the combination of limestone-clay soil, elevation and moderating onshore breezes results in an elegant, dry rosé from Cabernet Franc that delivers considerable depth, richness and complexity.
Vintage
2020 was a dry, hot vintage with low yields and highly concentrated fruit. Cabernet Franc ripened earlier than normal, holding its acidity and producing fresh, precise and well extracted rosé wines.
Composition
VarietiesRosé
Estate Grown 100%
Origin
AppellationBeamsville Bench
SiteCave Spring Vineyard
Topography
Elevation125–155 m (410–510 ft)
Slope/Exposure3–6% / NNW
Soil
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 1–2
Sugar 23.6º Brix
Titratable Acidity 5.3 g/L
pH 3.39
Yield 1.3 mt/ac (24 hl/ha)
Vinification
12 hours of skin contact; fermentation 50% in stainless steel and 50% in neutral, 225L French oak barrels; indigenous yeasts were used for 40% of the cuvée; all lots barrel age sur lie in neutral, 225L French oak for 4 months; minimal sulphur addition
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Apr 2021
Alc./Vol 14.0%
Residual Sugar < 2.0 g/l
Titratable Acidity 7.2 g/L
pH 3.39
Production 565 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Pale Salmon. Nose Expressive aromas of strawberry, peach, watermelon and whiteflower over hints of clove and cardamom. Palate Dry and full bodied; the front palate is luscious with a tickle of light tannins; in the middle, juicy, expansive flavours of candied strawberry and Honeydew melon prevail, lifted by hints of fresh sage; delicate acidity brings polish throughout, balancing a rich, unctuous finish infused with notes of mint and thyme.
Ageability
Best consumed 2021 through 2024; will hold through at least 2026
Food Pairings
Charcuterie, soft cheeses, feta-quinoa tartelettes, vegetable skewers, sashimi, pizza bianca, cioppino, grilled salmon, bouillabaisse, seared duck
Availability
Winery Exclusive • 903518

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