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2015 Riesling CSV

VQA Beamsville Bench
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About This Wine:
This wine originates from the limestone-rich soils of our Cave Spring Vineyard, located on a terrace of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Lake Ontario, known as the Beamsville Bench. Produced from the oldest, lowest-yielding vines at the estate, our CSV wines embody our highest commitment to quality and authenticity. 
 
Origin:
The two oldest blocks of Riesling at Cave Spring Vineyard ranging from 38 to 42 years in age. 
 
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- Oct. 2 - 20
Sugar- 20º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 8.57 g/L
pH- 3.10
Yield- 3.6 tonnes/acre (43 hl/ha) 
 
Vinification:
Cool-temperature, indigenous yeast fermentation in stainless steel over a 6 week period; 4 months on the fine lees prior to bottling 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- April 2016
Alc./Vol. 11.5%
Residual Sugar- 9.6 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 8.3 g/L
pH- 2.95
Production- 575 cs. (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
The nose is broad and nuanced, exhibiting perfumed aromas of musk melon, star anise, savoury herbs and white flowers, yet with an earthy hint of wet stone. The palate is dry and medium bodied, featuring a piquant, limey note up front, a firm yet weighty mid-palate bristling with yellow grapefruit and a long, stony finish. A tight thread of acidity stitches together the body and fruit from start to finish. 
 
Taste Profile:
Medium-Dry (MD)      See IRF Taste Scale
 
Serving Suggestions:
Grilled Turbot or Snapper; stuffed Sole; tempura; curried prawns; onion tart; roasted Cornish hen; sautéed veal sweetbreads; Tourtière; duck confit; fresh, creamy cow’s milk cheese (e.g., Mourbière) 
 
Ageability:
Best consumed 2019 through 2027; will hold through at least 2030 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$29.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery only
LCBO Item #566026
 
Reviews & Accolades:
WINE AND SPIRITS MAGAZINE: RATED 93: CSV stands for Cave Spring Vineyard, one of the oldest plantings of riesling in Ontario, dating to the 1970s. Planted on limestone-rich clay over shale and limestone, the vineyard has put in one of its best performances through a challenging year, weathering a bitterly cold winter and a long, wet spring, a dry July and cloudbursts in October. The wine is as dry as stone yet meaty in texture, packed with dense, pithy citrus fruit flavors and grapeskin spice. Tightly wrapped, it needs time to unwind; cellar it for another five years while enjoying the 2014.
 

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