About This Wine:
This wine originates from our Cave Spring Vineyard, located on a hillside of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Lake Ontario known as the Beamsville Bench. Here, moderating on-shore breezes allow for the full ripening of this aromatic grape, resulting in a richly textured wine with classic varietal traits of spice and exotic fruit.
100% Beamsville Bench (Cave Spring Vineyard)
Stony, limestone-rich clay and clay loam till overlying shale and sandstone.
Harvest Date- Oct. 21
Sugar- 23.2º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 5.7 g/L
Yield- 3 tonnes/acre (52 hl/ha)
Cool, extended fermentation in stainless steel using yeasts selected to preserve acidity and aromatic typicity
Bottling Date- March 2014
Residual Sugar- 15.9 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 5.25 g/L
Production- 790 cs. (9L)
This vintage is nothing short of explosive on the nose, with intense aromas of Asian pear, white peach and rosewater alongside hints of lychee nut and orange blossom. The palate is crisp and quite dry up front, yet very full and unctuous in the middle, showing highly extracted flavours of ripe, spiced pear and citrus. The finish remains rich in feel with persistent ginger-orange peel flavours, closing with a mild yet vibrant balance of acidity.
Hot and sour soups; smoked fish; onion tarts; curried shrimp or prawns; ginger chicken or chicken satay with peanut sauce; grilled pork with fruit salsa; baked ham; choucroutte garnis
Fully developed in varietal character at release, this vintage will delight for its typicity through 2018
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Reviews & Accolades:
GLOBE AND MAIL: 90 points: On the sweeter side of off-dry, with a fleshy thick texture carrying opulent tinned peach, apricot and lychee fruit lifted by spicy ginger. Try it with spicy fish or chicken dishes. (Beppi Crosariol)