2016 Pinot Noir Estate

VQA Beamsville Bench
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About This Wine:
This wine originates from our Cave Spring Vineyard, located on a hillside of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Lake Ontario known as the Beamsville Bench. Hand crafted from the finest parcels of low-yielding vines at our estate, it is a classically styled Pinot Noir that stands out for its purity, finesse and complexity. 
 
Origin:
Five individual Pinot Noir blocks at Cave Spring Vineyard, with an average vine age of about 18 years. 
 
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 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Sept. 11 - 21
Sugar- 20.8º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 7.95 g/L
pH- 3.30
Yield- 2.7 tonnes/acre 
 
Vinification:
A 7 day maceration was followed by gently pressing and ageing for 17 months in 2nd and 3rd fill French Oak barriques. 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- July 2018
Alc./Vol. 12.5%
Residual Sugar- 3 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 6.15g/L
pH- 3.44
Production- 185cs. (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
The nose offers fragrant aromas of cherry, pomegranate and spice, with earthy complexity in behind. The palate is medium bodied with lively yellow cherry fruit and a supple yet discrete mid-palate showing intense raspberry fruit and firm, polished tannins. The finish is long and succulent, with saturated black raspberry fruit and graphite notes neatly woven into the wine's silky tannins. 
 
Taste Profile:
Dry (D) 
 
Serving Suggestions:
Mushroom risotto, Coq au vin, roasted game birds (turkey, duck, pheasant), grilled or braised rabbit, lamb roast 
 
Ageability:
Best consumed 2020 through 2023; should continue to develop until at least 2024 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$39.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery only
 
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