2017 Riesling Brut

VQA Beamsville Bench
 
About This Wine:
This wine originates from our Cave Spring Vineyard, located on a hillside of the Niagara Escarpment, overlooking Lake Ontario, known as the Beamsville Bench. Grown in the limestone-clay soils, it was bottle fermented and aged sur lie for twelve months prior to disgorging. The result is a dry, delicately aromatic sparkling wine with the distinct, mineral texture of Riesling from our estate. 
 
Origin:
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:
Sept. 27 and 28
Sugar- 18.9º Brix
Titratable Acitity- 12.5 g/L
pH- 2.95
 
 
Vinification:
The base wine was re-fermented in bottle and aged sur lie for 12 months prior to disgorging, with the dosage bringing the wine to a Brut level of dryness.   
 
Bottling Data:
Tirage/Disgorging June 2018
Alc./Vol. 12%
Residual Sugar- 7 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 8 g/L
pH- 2.89
Production- 3,265cs (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
A dry, lighter bodied brut-style sparkler with aromas of flint, green apple, biscuit and a hint of toast; the palate shows a very fine mousse and refreshing tartness up front, ripe Gala apple flavours and light pie crust notes in the middle and a crisp, invigorating and persistent finish reminiscent of grapefruit essence.  
 
Taste Profile:
Dry (D) 
 
Serving Suggestions:
Vichyssoise; vegetable or seafood terrines; puff-pastry appetizers; fritto misto; Ceviche; sushi; cheese soufflé; breaded veal cutlets; mild blue cheeses; also ideal as an aperitif 
 
Ageability:
Drinkable on release, this crisp, Sekt-style sparkler will soften and gain yeasty complexity through 2022.. 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$24.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery Only
 
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