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2014 Gewürztraminer Estate

VQA Beamsville Bench
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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.  
 
Origin:
100% Beamsville Bench (Cave Spring Vineyard) 
 
Soil:
Stony, limestone-rich clay and clay loam till overlying shale and sandstone. 
 
Composition:
100% Gewürztraminer 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Oct. 2 - Nov. 3
Sugar- 21.6º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 6.33 g/L
pH- 3.49
Yield- 1.5 tonnes/acre  
 
Vinification:
Cool, extended fermentation in stainless steel using yeasts selected to preserve acidity and aromatic typicity 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- Feb. 2015
Alc./Vol. 13%
Residual Sugar- 14 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 5.25 g/L
pH- 3.49
Production- 320 cs. (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
An intensely aromatic nose with scents of ginger, lychee, rosewater, orange blossom and a hint of comb honey; the front-palate is luscious, and just off dry, rolling in the middle into rich, expansive spice and marmalade flavours that carry into a lingering, cleanly balanced finish of orange peel, clove and ginger. 
 
Taste Profile:
Medium-Dry (MD) 
 
Serving Suggestions:
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 
 
Ageability:
Fully developed in varietal character at release, this vintage will delight for its typicity through 2019 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$17.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery Only
LCBO Item #302059
 
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