2017 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:
97.5% Lincoln Lakeshore, 2.5% 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:
85% Pinot Gris, 15% Chardonnay 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Sept. 18 - Oct. 5
Sugar- 20.7 Brix
Titratable Acidity- 9.90 g/L
pH- 3.43
4.6 mt/ac (85 hl/ha) 
 
Vinification:
Extended whole berry skin contact; followed by gentle pressing and a long, cool fermentation in stainless steel to near dryness using naturally occurring yeast that is present on the grapes. 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- March 2018
Alc./Vol. 13%
Residual Sugar- 3.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 7.05g/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:
Grilled or seared shellfish, white-flesh fish (Tilapia, sole, perch), sushi, fish tacos, pasta or risotto with peas & asparagus, vegetable salads 
 
Ageability:
Best consumed 2018 through 2021; will hold through 2023 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$16.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery, LCBO Wines (522979)
LCBO Item #522979
 
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