2021 Pinot Gris | Niagara Peninsula

$ 17.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • Extra Dry
About This Wine
This wine originates from selected vineyards in the western stretches of the Niagara Peninsula, lying at varying elevations close to the shoreline of Lake Ontario. At these sites, limestone and shale-laced clay loam soils combine with moderating onshore breezes to yield an aromatic Pinot Gris with generous fruit character and delicate acidity.
2021 brought a warm growing season and turbulent autumn, delivering ripe fruit and moderate yields. Pinot Gris ripened on time, producing graceful, approachable wines with medium-term ageing potential.
Varieties100% Pinot Gris
Estate Grown 40%
AppellationNiagara Peninsula
Site60% Lincoln Lakeshore, 40% Beamsville Bench
Elevation80–155 m (260–510 ft)
Slope/Exposure2–6% / NNW
Lincoln Lakeshore Lacustrine clay- and sandy-loam till composed of red shale and sandstone mixed with limestone Beamsville Bench Stony clay till composed primarily of limestone mixed with sandstone and shale
Harvest Data
Harvest Date Sep 20–Oct 1
Sugar 19.8º Brix
Titratable Acidity 7.3 g/L
pH 3.46
Yield 4.0 mt/ac (74 hl/ha)
50% of the fruit underwent skin contact for 12 hours prior to pressing; fermented 90% in stainless steel using selected yeast and 10% in neutral, 225L French oak barrels using exclusively indigenous yeasts; all lots were aged sur lie for 4 months
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Mar 2022
Alc./Vol 12.0%
Residual Sugar < 2.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity 6.3 g/L
pH 3.46
Production 3,700 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Light copper. Nose Perfumed aromas of cantaloupe, honeysuckle, white peach and rose water, with a hint of crushed stone in behind. Palate Dry and medium bodied; unctuous up front with herbal, mustard-green overtones; the middle is crisply framed with notes of grapefruit pith and almond extract, supported by a delicate stoniness; tension between weighty mandarin, melon and citrus rind flavours and a bracing salinity drives the finish, accented by notes of lemon grass and spice.
Best consumed 2022 through 2024; will hold through at least 2026
Food Pairings
Grilled or seared shellfish, white-flesh fish (tilapia, sole, perch), sushi, fish tacos, pasta or risotto with peas and asparagus, vegetable salads
Winery, LCBO • 522979

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