2018 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:
86% Beamsville Bench, 14% 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 14 - 17
Sugar- 21.4º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 7.8 g/L
pH- 3.43
Yield- 3 tonnes/acre 
 
Vinification:
A 21-day maceration and fermentation using 100% indigenous yeasts; barrel ageing for 15 months in 2nd–6th fill, 225L and 500L French oak barrels 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- March 2020
Alc./Vol. 12.5%
Residual Sugar- 3 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 6.5 g/L
pH- 3.67
Production- 1,350 cs. (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
The nose has black cherry, red currant, cedar and leather. Undertones of all-spice and and earthy notes of forest floor. The palate exudes red cherry. Red currant with integrated but firm tannins. This leads to cranberry and purple plum on the mid-palate. The finish is long and lingering with juicy red fruit and notes of mint 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 2020 through 2023; will hold through at least 2025 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$19.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery, LCBO Wines (#417642)
LCBO Item #417642
 
Reviews & Accolades:
WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE: Already showing hints of early maturity around the robe, this delicate wine incorporates light flavors of wild berries, herbs and citrus. There’s a vein of orange soda, balanced tannins and more persistence through the finish than the low alcohol might suggest. Drink now and over the next three or four years. 88 points, Paul Gregutt
 

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