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2016 Pinot Noir Dolomite

VQA Niagara Escarpment
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About This Wine:
This wine is named after a layer of dolomitic limestone forming the crest of the Niagara Escarpment. Through the forces of erosion, this ancient rock has come to enrich the soils of the Escarpment benchlands below. Grown in selected vineyards along these gentle slopes, this Pinot Noir bears the mark of its origins. The calcareous clays of these sites contribute to the delicate aromatics and silky texture that are this wine’s hallmark. 
 
Origin:
92% Beamsville Bench, 6% Creek Shores, 2% St. David’s Bench 
 
Soil:
Escarpment Benchlands: Limestone-rich clay till over sandstone and shale 
 
Composition:
94% Pinot Noir, 6% Gamay 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Sept. 11 - 30
Sugar- 20.6 ºBrix
Titratable Acidity- 6.79 g/L
pH- 3.36
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- 5.3g/L
pH- 3.55
Production- 1,600 cs. (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
The nose is highly perfumed with lifted red berry and raspberry fruit alongside nuances of tilled earth and cedar. The palate is medium bodied with a sweet, supple feel up front, followed in the middle by an elegant harmony of dark cherry fruit and nicely rounded textures. Firm, well-integrated tannins build here, carrying saturated blackberry fruit and persistent notes of black top and smoke on the finish. 
 
Taste Profile:
Dry (D) 
 
Serving Suggestions:
Roasted chicken or fowl, grilled salmon, braised rabbit, pan-seared duck breast, pork tenderloin with berry coulis, ossobuco, mushroom risotto 
 
Ageability:
Best consumed 2018 through 2021; will hold through at least 2023. 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$24.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery Only
 
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