2017 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, 8% Creek Shores 
 
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:
100% Pinot Noir 
 
Vintage Notes:
 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Sept 19 - Nov 2
Sugar- 20.5º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 9.79 g/L
pH- 3.28
Yield- 3.2 tonnes/acre 
 
Vinification:
7-day maceration; fermentation using selected yeast strains; ageing for 10 months in older French oak barriques and puncheons 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- October 2018
Alc./Vol. 12.5%
Residual Sugar- 3 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 5.8 g/L
pH- 3.65
Production- 1,025 cs. (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
This wine is burgundy in colour with garnet hues to the edge. On the nose, spicy notes of cloves and cinnamon along with penetrating red berry fruit are at the forefront, with earthy undertones in behind. The palate combines bright raspberry and Bing cherry fruit, crisp but well-integrated acidity and great intensity and persistence of flavour throughout. There is a definite gaminess and a hint of white pepper that lingers very long on the finish. All in all, this cooler vintage has delivered a classically-structured Pinot of considerable complexity.  
 
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 2019 through 2022; will hold through at least 2024 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$19.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery, LCBO Wines (#417642)
LCBO Item #417642
 
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