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:
7-day maceration; fermentation using selected yeast strains; ageing for 10 months in older French oak barriques and puncheons, the majority being 2nd, 3rd and 4th fill 
 
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:
A pronounced spiciness–think cinnamon, clove and nutmeg–greets the nose, harmoniously interwoven with red cherry and pomegranate fruit and a touch of earthiness. The palate is medium bodied with a supple, silky feel upfront and a substantial mid-palate of dried redcurrant and graphite. A core of fine yet firm tannins taper gently into a lengthy finish abundant with red fruit and spice. 
 
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 2018 through 2021; will hold through at least 2023 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$19.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery, LCBO Wines (#417642)
LCBO Item #417642
 
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