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2015 Riesling

VQA Niagara Peninsula
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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. 
 
Origin:
58% Lincoln Lakeshore; 48% Beamsville Bench 
 
Soil:
Beamsville Bench - stony clay till composed primarily of limestone, mixed with sandstone and shale; Lincoln Lakeshore- clay-loam till composed primarily of red shale and sandstone. 
 
Composition:
100% Riesling 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Sept. 16 - Oct. 22
Sugar- 19.3º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 7.95 g/L
pH- 3.11
Yield- 4.24 tonnes (77 hl/ha) 
 
Vinification:
Cool-temperature fermentation in stainless steel over a 6 week period using 60% selected and 40% indigenous yeasts; 4 months on the fine lees prior to bottling 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- June- July 2016
Alc./Vol. 11%
Residual Sugar- 16 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 7.35g/L
pH- 2.97
Production-13,420 cs. (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
Aromas of lemon, yellow plum and pastry predominate, with notes of white peach and Asian pear in behind. Off dry and medium-bodied, the palate is quite round on the attack with fleshy peach and nectarine flavours in the middle. A seam of well-integrated acidity emerges at this point, carrying tangy flavours of Mirabelle plum and ruby grapefruit long onto the finish. 
 
Taste Profile:
Medium-Dry (MD)      See IRF Taste Scale
 
Serving Suggestions:
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. 
 
Ageability:
Best consumed 2017 through 2022; will hold through at least 2025 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$15.95 
 
 
Availability:
Canada wide (LCBO #234583)
LCBO Item #234583
 
Reviews & Accolades:
THE PLANET GRAPE WINE: Medium-dry, juicy, bright and delicious with notes of green apple, wintergreen, honeydew and lychee. 90 points. Catherine Fallis
 

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