2018 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:
66% Lincoln Lakeshore, 20% Beamsville Bench, 9% Creek Shores, 5% Four Mile Creek 
 
Soil:
Beamsville Bench - stony clay till composed primarily of limestone, mixed with sandstone and shale; Lincoln Lakeshore/Creek Shores/Four Mile Creek - Lacustrine clay-loam till composed of red shale and sandstone mixed with limestone 
 
Composition:
100% Riesling 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Sept. 21 - Oct. 6
Sugar- 18.6º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 10.3 g/L
pH- 3.06
Yield- 4 tonnes (71 hl/ha) 
 
Vinification:
Cool-temperature fermentation in stainless steel over a 6 week period, using 70% selected and 30% indigenous yeasts; 4 months on the fine lees prior to bottling 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- June 2019
Alc./Vol. 11%
Residual Sugar- 14 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 8.7 g/L
pH- 2.88
Production- 8625cs. (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
Pale straw colour with aromas of white grapefruit, wet stone, anise and yellow plum over top notes of bee pollen, Key lime and fresh pastry. Off dry and medium bodied, the palate is full and creamy up front, followed by a rich, mineral texture and a rivoting tension between fine-grained, saline acidity and ripe, fleshy flavours of ruby grapefruit and nectarine. The wine builds toward a very rich, persistent finish of crushed stone, tangerine and savoury herbs. 
 
Taste Profile:
Medium-Dry (MD) 
 
Serving Suggestions:
Grilled salmon, Thai green curry, butter chicken, Bavarian sausage, Southern ribs, Asian bowls, vegan jambalaya, flatbreads, as an aperitif 
 
Ageability:
Best consumed 2020 through 2024; will hold through at least 2026 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$15.95 
 
 
Availability:
Canada wide (LCBO #234583)
LCBO Item #234583
 
Reviews & Accolades:
WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE: Balance is the watchword for this wine, reaching across the dynamic tension between the residual fruit sugar and the searing acidity. In the mix are tangy flavors of apple, white melon, lemon and tangerine. Editor's Choice. 91 points, Paul Gregutt
 

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