2019 Pinot Gris

VQA Niagara Peninsula
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About This Wine:
This wine originates from selected Niagara Peninsula vineyards, situated at varying elevations near the south shore of Lake Ontario. At these sites, moderating onshore breezes and a mix of limestone and shale soils provide ideal conditions for Pinot Gris, producing a wine with the crisp fruit and supple textures typical of this classic, cool-climate variety 
 
Origin:
75% Lincoln Lakeshore, 15% Niagara Lakeshore, 10% Beamsville Bench 
 
Soil:
Lincoln Lakeshore/Niagara Lakeshore: Lacustrine clay- and sandy-loam till composed of red shale and sandstone mixed with limestone Beamsville Bench Stony clay till composed primarily of limestone, mixed with sandstone and shale 
 
Composition:
100% Pinot Gris 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Sept. 24 - Oct. 11
Sugar- 20.3 Brix
Titratable Acidity- 9 g/L
pH- 3.27
 
 
Vinification:
12 hours of skin contact prior to pressing; long, cool fermentation in stainless steel using selected yeast; 4 months in tank on the fine lees prior to bottling 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- April 2020
Alc./Vol. 12.5%
Residual Sugar- 2.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 7.5 g/L
pH- 3.55
Production- 3000 cs. (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
Medium straw in colour with primary aromas of Honeydew melon, orange blossom and lemon merengue over top notes of honeycomb and dried herbs. The palate is dry, medium bodied and supple in texture, with white peach and Asian pear fruit up front followed by notes of lime and pastry in the middle. A crisp thread of acidity brings clarity and lift, drawing persistent notes of pink grapefruit and citrus rind, along with a light spiciness, into the finish 
 
Taste Profile:
Dry (D) 
 
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 2020 through 2024; will hold through 2026 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$16.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery, LCBO Wines (522979)
LCBO Item #522979
 
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