2021 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 a dry rosé from Cabernet Franc of considerable richness and complexity.
Vintage
2021 featured a warm growing season and turbulent autumn, delivering ripe fruit and moderate yields. Cabernet Franc ripened fully and on time, producing plush, fragrant rosés for the near-to-medium-term.
Composition
Varieties100% Cabernet Franc
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 25
Sugar 21.5º Brix
Titratable Acidity 5.4 g/L
pH 3.36
Yield 3.25 mt/ac (60 hl/ha)
Vinification
16 hours of skin contact prior to pressing; fermented 80% in a neutral, 2,500L French oak cask and 20% in neutral, 225L French oak barrels over two weeks using exclusively indigenous yeasts; barrel aged sur lie for 8 months; minimal sulphur additions
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Sep 2022
Alc./Vol 14.0%
Residual Sugar < 2.0 g/l
Titratable Acidity 5.4 g/L
pH 3.21
Production 415 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Medium salmon. Nose Forward aromas of strawberry, white peach, watermelon and fresh hay, with notes of blueberry, anise and cracked pepper in behind. Palate Dry and full bodied; generous yet firm in feel up front, with a hint of strawberry jam; the mid-palate is savoury, with a touch of tannin and light salinity woven into flavours of rhubarb, cranberry and peppermint; assertive mixed berries fruit, alongside shades of rose water and white pepper, persist long into the finish.
Ageability
Best consumed 2023 through 2025; will hold through at least 2027
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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