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.
100% Beamsville Bench
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
87% Pinot Noir, 13% Gamay
Harvest Date- Sept. 11 - Sep. 28
Sugar- 21.8º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 6.77 g/L
Yield- 1.61 tonnes/acre
A 7 day maceration was followed by gentle pressing and ageing for 10 months in old French barriques and puncheons.
Bottling Date- September 2016
Residual Sugar- 3 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 5.5 g/L
Production- 1,290 cs. (9L)
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.
Roast of chicken or turkey; spicy sausages; braised veal shank or rabbit; pork tenderloin with berry coulis; tomato-based pasta dishes; mushroom risotto.
Generous and approachable from the outset, this vintage possesses the ripeness and structure to develop until at least 2024.
Ontario Retail Price:
Winery, LCBO Wines (#417642)
LCBO Item #417642