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2016 Pinot Gris

VQA Niagara Peninsula
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About This Wine:
This wine originates predominately from Lincoln Lakeshore vineyards situated on the south shore of Lake Ontario, where deep, porous loam soils laced with shale and sandstone abound. In this area, moderating on-shore breezes allow for a gradual ripening, producing a Pinot Gris with crisp fruit and rich texture 
 
Origin:
93% Lincoln Lakeshore, 7% Beamsville Bench 
 
Soil:
Lincoln Lakeshore Loamy clay till composed primarily of red shale and sandstone mixed with limestone Beamsville Bench Stony clay till composed primarily of limestone, mixed with sandstone and shale 
 
Composition:
93% Pinot Gris, 7% Gewürztraminer 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Sept. 19 - Oct. 26
Sugar- 19 Brix
Titratable Acidity- 7.41 g/L
pH- 3.48
4.6 mt/ac (85 hl/ha) 
 
Vinification:
Whole-berry skin contact for 12 hours, followed by gentle pressing; cool-temperature fermentation in stainless steel using a selected yeast strain; 3 months on the fine lees prior to bottling 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- February 2017
Alc./Vol. 12%
Residual Sugar- 3.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 5.3 g/L
pH- 3.46
Production- 1875 cs. (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
Gently perfumed notes of Honeydew melon, clementine, pear and honeysuckle greet the nose, with hints of spice (nutmeg, cinnamon) and almond in behind. The palate is dry and medium bodied with a round, creamy attack. Delicate acidity and juicy melon fruit emerge in the middle, underpinned by a mineral yet viscous feel. Notes of fresh herbs, citrus rind and cloves linger on the finish. 
 
Taste Profile:
Medium-Dry (MD) 
 
Serving Suggestions:
Grilled or seared shellfish, white-flesh fish (Tilapia, sole, perch), sushi, fish tacos, pasta or risotto with peas & asparagus, vegetable salads 
 
Ageability:
Best consumed 2017 through 2020; will hold through 2022 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$16.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery, LCBO Wines (522979)
LCBO Item #522979
 
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