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2016 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:
92% Beamsville Bench, 6% Creek Shores, 2% St. David’s 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:
92% Pinot Noir, 8% Gamay 
 
Vintage Notes:
 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Sept. 11 - Sep. 30
Sugar- 20.6º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 6.8 g/L
pH- 3.37
Yield- 2.9 tonnes/acre 
 
Vinification:
A 7-day maceration was followed by gentle pressing and ageing for 10 months in older French oak barriques and puncheons 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- July 2017
Alc./Vol. 12.5%
Residual Sugar- 3 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 5.3 g/L
pH- 3.54
Production- 2,375 cs. (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
On the nose, juicy red and black berry fruit rise out of the glass, with notes of clove, cracked pepper and saddle leather in behind. The palate medium in body with a creamy softness up front, nicely balanced in the middle by ripe cassis and blackberry fruit and moderate tannins, all beautifully stitched together by a thread of juicy acidity. The finish is extremely persistent with discrete notes of black cherry, cedar and cacao. 
 
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
 
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