2021 Riesling Dry | Niagara Peninsula

$ 16.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • 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, clay-loam soils laced with shale and limestone combine with moderating onshore breezes to deliver a dry style of Riesling defined by its vibrant citrus fruit and steely, mineral feel.
Vintage
2021 brought a warm growing season and turbulent autumn, delivering ripe fruit and moderate yields. The Riesling harvest was late, producing supple, aromatic wines with medium-term ageability.
Composition
Varieties100% Riesling
Estate Grown 92%
Origin
AppellationNiagara Peninsula
Site57% Beamsville Bench, 35% Lincoln Lakeshore, 8% Creek Shores
Topography
Elevation80–155 m (260–510 ft)
Slope/Exposure2–6% / NNW
Soil
Beamsville Bench Stony clay till composed primarily of limestone, mixed with sandstone and shale Lincoln Lakeshore/Creek Shores Lacustrine clay-loam till composed mainly of red shale and sandstone, mixed with limestone
Harvest Data
Harvest Date Oct 11–Dec 1
Sugar 18.9º Brix
Titratable Acidity 9.2 g/L
pH 3.08
Yield 4.0 mt/ac (74 hl/ha)
Vinification
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 2022
Alc./Vol 11.5%
Residual Sugar 7.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity 7.8 g/L
pH 2.88
Production 9,500 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Pale straw. Nose Aromas of lemon drop, cut grass with ruby grapefruit with undertones of tangerine, anise and fresh pastry. Palate Dry and medium in body; well extracted up front with a note of Key lime; the mid-palate shows a tense seam of saline acidity, with chalky, lemon pith grip beneath and a hint of wet stone; this mineral tone drives into a delicate yet persistent finish of white peach, dried apricot and lemon grass.
Ageability
Best consumed 2022–2025; will develop and hold through at least 2027
Food Pairings
Goat's cheese appetizers, sushi, raw oysters marinated grilled vegetables, pan-seared trout, charcuterie, lemon-braised chicken
Availability
Winery, LCBO • 233635

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