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2016 Pinot Gris

VQA Niagara Peninsula
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About This Wine:
This wine originates from selected Niagara Peninsula vineyards in close proximity to the south shore of Lake Ontario. Well-drained loamy soils laced with shale and sandstone, along with moderating on-shore breezes, alllow for a gradual ripening of this cool-climate variety, producing a Pinot Gris with crisp fruit and soft textures. 
 
Origin:
93% Lincoln Lakeshore, 7% Beamsville Bench 
 
Soil:
Lincoln Lakeshore - Clay loam till over red shale. Beamsville Bench – limestone-rich clay till overlying sandstone and shale. 
 
Composition:
100% Pinot Gris 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Sept. 19 - Oct. 26
Sugar- 19 Brix
Titratable Acidity- 7.41 g/L
pH- 3.48
 
 
Vinification:
Extended whole berry skin contact; followed by gentle pressing and a long, cool fermentation in stainless steel to near dryness using a selected yeast to retain varietal typicity.  
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- February 2017
Alc./Vol. 12%
Residual Sugar- 3.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 5.25 g/L
pH- 3.46
Production- 1875 cs. (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
This wine offers perfumed notes of orange blossom and ripe cantaloupe, with soft herbal scents reminiscent of sage, thyme and mint in the background. The palate is rich and medium bodied, with ripe flavours of melon and red apple on the front and middle palate. A refreshing seam of acidity emerges for balances, carrying very persistent orange peel flavours long onto the finish. 
 
Taste Profile:
Medium-Dry (MD) 
 
Serving Suggestions:
Ceviche, gravlax, prosciutto with melon, Thai green chicken curry, sautéed lemon sole, baked ham, veal marsala, semi-soft to firm cow’s and sheep’s milk cheeses. Gruyere, Muenster, Grana Padano; as an aperitif 
 
Ageability:
Best consumed within the first three years, this vintage will continue to develop until at least 2020. 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$16.95 
 
 
Availability:
winery only
LCBO Item #621086
 
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