About This Wine:
Within Niagara, the noble Riesling grape develops to its fullest potential only in specific areas. We have crafted this wine from selected vineyards throughout our region, where limestone-clay soils, elevation and moderating breezes from Lake Ontario have combined to create a medium dry Riesling with an impeccable balance of rich fruit character and mineral acidity.
47% Beamsville Bench; 30% Lincoln Lakeshore; 23% Creek Shores
Beamsville Bench - stony clay till composed primarily of limestone, mixed with sandstone and shale; Lincoln Lakeshore/Creek Shores - clay-loam till composed primarily of red shale and sandstone.
Harvest Date- Sept. 24 - Nov. 5,
Sugar- 19º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 9.03 g/L
Yield- 4.75 tonnes (77 hl/ha)
Fermentation ocurred at cool temperatures in stainless steel over a 6 week period using selected yeasts strains. It was arrested at medium dryness by chilling., with the wine remained on the fine lees for 2 months prior to bottling.
Bottling Date- May-June 2015
Residual Sugar- 18 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 7.5g/L
Production-16,765 cs. (9L)
The nose is ripe and intensely aromatic, with notes of flint, pink grapefruit, anise and yellow plum. Off dry and medium-bodied, the palate is crisp up front, with a rich, expansive middle palate showing stone fruit flavours of apricot and peach. The acidity is descrete and well-integrated, re-emerging on the finish to deliver a stony texture alongside hints of spice and citrus. Medium Dry (MD)
Pan-fried salmon or shellfish; boiled lobster or crabmeat; curried shrimp; buttered chicken; Bavarian-style sausage (weisswurst); barbecue pork; baked ham; breaded veal; roasted poultry and game; as an aperitif.
Ready for consumption upon release, this vintage promises continued development until 2022 if not beyond.
Ontario Retail Price:
Canada wide (LCBO #234583)
LCBO Item #234583
Reviews & Accolades:
TORONTO STAR: Flinty, steely, wet gravel aromas lead to a serious attack of lime-drenched flavours edged with salt. Tastes crisp and dry despite the almost 18 grams of residual sugar in the wine (classic example here of how acidity hides sweetness). Long steely finish. Terrific value that works particularly well with spicy foods, so bring on the Sriracha and chilies. Score: 89. Carolyn Evans Hammond