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2015 Pinot Noir

VQA Niagara Escarpment
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About This Wine:
Our Pinot Noir originates from vineyards nestled along gently sloping hillsides of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Lake Ontario. In this area, limestone soils and moderating lake breezes offer ideal conditions for one of the noblest of all red grapes. Traditional in style, it captures the fragrant berry fruit and earthy nuances of Pinot grown in our cool-climate terroir. 
 
Origin:
100% Beamsville Bench 
 
Soil:
Stony clay till composed primarily of limestone and dolostone mixed with sandstone, shale and traces of granite and gneiss; soils overlie moraine and sandstone/shale bedrock, and range from 4 to 8 m in depth 
 
Composition:
87% Pinot Noir, 13% Gamay 
 
Vintage Notes:
 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Sept. 11 - Sep. 28
Sugar- 21.8º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 6.77 g/L
pH- 3.46
Yield- 1.61 tonnes/acre 
 
Vinification:
7 day cold maceration followed by fermentation using selected yeast strains; ageing for 13 months in 15% new and 85% older French oak barriques and puncheons 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- September 2016
Alc./Vol. 13%
Residual Sugar- 3 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 5.5 g/L
pH- 3.63
Production- 1,290 cs. (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
On the nose, aromas of clove spice and Maraschino cherries predominate, with hints of tilled earth, cinnamon and clove in behind. The palate is medium in body with a round, juicy feel up front.. A core of velvety tannins enveloped by sweet berry fruit and a light mineral note emerge in the middle. These tannins taper smoothly toward the back, drawing rich fruit and spicy nuances long onto the finish. This is a well-structured, polished Pinot that exhibits terrific balance from start to finish. 
 
Taste Profile:
Dry (D) 
 
Serving Suggestions:
Roast of chicken or turkey; spicy sausages; braised veal shank or rabbit; pork tenderloin with berry coulis; tomato-based pasta dishes; mushroom risotto. 
 
Ageability:
Best consumed 2017 through 2020; will hold through at least 2022 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$18.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery, LCBO Wines (#417642)
LCBO Item #417642
 
Reviews & Accolades:
GOOD VITIS: RATED 91: This offers a very pretty nose of dark cherries, plums, a variety of baking spices and some herbal qualities. The body is full with polished tannins. The flavors include chocolate covered cherries, celery, Herbs de Provence, black pepper,cinnamon and orange zest. It has the requisite depth and acidity to improve over the next few years if cellared properly. – Aaron Menenberg (3/17)
 

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