2020 Rosé Estate | Beamsville Bench | Estate Grown

$ 24.95 • 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.
2020 was a warm, dry vintage with low-to-moderate yields and highly concentrated fruit. Cabernet Franc ripened earlier than normal, holding its acidity and producing fresh, precise and well extracted rosé wines.
Varieties100% Cabernet Franc
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 1–2
Sugar 23.6º Brix
Titratable Acidity 5.3 g/L
pH 3.39
Yield 1.3 mt/ac (24 hl/ha)
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.
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
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