2017 Riesling Adam Steps

VQA Beamsville Bench
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About This Wine:
This wine is named after a series of limestone outcrops – known as the 'Adam Steps' – that ascend the Niagara Escarpment above our Cave Spring Vineyard. Originating from vines nestled on the hillside of the Beamsville Bench below this unique formation, it captures the riveting tension between succulent fruit and penetrating acidity intrinsic to Riesling from this exceptional terroir. 
 
Origin:
A single block of 40 year old Riesling vines at Cave Spring Vineyard  
 
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; depth ranges from 4 to 8 m 
 
Composition:
100% Riesling 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Sept. 29 - Nov. 17
Sugar- 18.8º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 9.3 g/L
pH- 3.12
5.0 mt/ac (89 hl/ha) 
 
Vinification:
Cool-temperature, indigenous yeast fermentation in stainless steel over a 4 week period, finishing medium dry; 4 months on the fine lees prior to bottling 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- April 2018
Alc./Vol. 10.5%
Residual Sugar- 25 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 8.4 g/L
pH- 3.06
Production- 565 (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
A cornucopia of ripe fruits on the nose, including pink grapefruit, papaya, Mutsu apple and yellow plum, with accents of wet stone and fresh herbs. The palate is light in body with ripe pear and apple fruit up front and supple, creamy texture marked by a balanced, well-defined streak of acidity in the middle. A substantial stony feel underlies the palate throughout, with notes of citrus zest, pastry and spice drawing long onto the finish. 
 
Taste Profile:
Dry (D)      See IRF Taste Scale
 
Serving Suggestions:
Light cream soups, Asian fruit salads, green curries with chicken, barbecue pork, fish satay, spicy shrimp stir fry, medium aged cheeses 
 
Ageability:
Best consumed 2019 through 2025; will hold until at least 2025 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$24.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery only
 
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