2016 Riesling

VQA Niagara Peninsula
Buy This Wine
 
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:
57% Lincoln Lakeshore; 34% Beamsville Bench, 5% Creek Shores; 4% Four Mile Creek 
 
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. 26
Sugar- 18.7º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 8.6 g/L
pH- 3.12
Yield- 4.24 tonnes (77 hl/ha) 
 
Vinification:
Cool-temperature fermentation in stainless steel over a 4 to 6 week period, 80% with selected and 20% with indigenous yeasts; 4 months on the fine lees prior to bottling 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- June- July 2017
Alc./Vol. 11.5%
Residual Sugar- 14 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 7.4g/L
pH- 2.91
Production-15,000cs. (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
Aromas of ruby grapefruit, yellow plum and lime are at the fore, over top hints of pastry dough and white peach. The palate is off-dry and medium-bodied, showing supple texture and ripe nectarine fruit up front and juicy, yellow grapefruit flavours in the middle. A tangy, citrusrind feel and crisp, well-pitched acidity balances the wine’s viscosity, drawing into a dry, lingering finish of quince and lemon. 
 
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 2018 through 2023; will hold through at least 2025 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$15.95 
 
 
Availability:
Canada wide (LCBO #234583)
LCBO Item #234583
 
Reviews & Accolades:
WINE AND SPIRITS MAGAZINE: This far outperforms its $16 price. It's a powerful, elegant riesling in a Rheingau-like mode. The ripeness of the warm, dry 2016 vintage comes across in the wine's texture, nearly meaty with extract, but the flavors are all about lime zest and stone. The acidity keeps the wine feeling chiseled and lean, the taut structure ready to take on something as rich as roast sturgeon.93 POINTS
 

Wine Portfolio

White
Riesling
VQA Niagara Peninsula
VQA Niagara Peninsula
VQA Niagara Escarpment
VQA Beamsville Bench
VQA Beamsville Bench
VQA Beamsville Bench
VQA Beamsville Bench
 

Chardonnay
VQA Niagara Escarpment
VQA Niagara Escarpment
VQA Beamsville Bench
VQA Beamsville Bench
VQA Beamsville Bench
VQA Beamsville Bench
VQA Beamsville Bench
 

Sauvignon Blanc
VQA Niagara Escarpment
 

Gewürztraminer
VQA Beamsville Bench
VQA Beamsville Bench
 

Pinot Gris
VQA Niagara Peninsula
VQA Niagara Peninsula
 

 
Red
Pinot Noir
VQA Niagara Escarpment
VQA Niagara Escarpment
VQA Beamsville Bench
 

Cabernet Franc
VQA Niagara Escarpment
VQA Beamsville Bench
VQA Niagara Peninsula
VQA Niagara Escarpment
 

Gamay
VQA Niagara Escarpment
 
 
Rosé
VQA Niagara Peninsula
 
 
Sparkling
VQA Beamsville Bench
VQA Niagara Escarpment
 
 
Sweet
VQA Niagara Peninsula
VQA Niagara Peninsula
VQA Niagara Peninsula
 
 
International Riesling FoundationVQA Ontario logo