2016 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 39 to 43 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- Sept 23 - Oct. 25
Sugar- 20.3º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 7.7g/L
pH- 3.11
Yield- 3.6 tonnes/acre (43 hl/ha) 
 
Vinification:
Cool-temperature, indigenous yeast fermentation in stainless steel over a 8 week period; 5 months on the fine lees prior to bottling 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- April 2017
Alc./Vol. 12%
Residual Sugar- 6.7g/L
Titratable Acidity- 7.1 g/L
pH- 3.11
Production- 820 cs. (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
The nose exhibits intense aromas of lime and pink grapefruit with notes of savoury herbs, Asian pear and green melon in behind. The palate is full in body with crisp, juicy citrus notes up front and a broad, dense middle of ripe Honeydew melon fruit underpinned by a chalky texture. The finish is dry, saline and laden with mineral extract , tinged to the end with a persistent note of citrus pith. 
 
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 2020 through 2026; will hold through at least 2030 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$29.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery only
LCBO Item #566026
 
Reviews & Accolades:
WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE: Editor's Choice, Produced from the estate's oldest vines, this is a worthy reserve. This wine shows impressive depth and intensity, with powerful fruit flavors led by Satsuma orange and Meyer lemon. There's a touch of spice and an underlying minerality. A sensational value, but just 50 cases were exported to the U.S. 94 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
VQA Beamsville Bench
 

Sauvignon Blanc
VQA Niagara Escarpment
 

Gewürztraminer
VQA Beamsville Bench
VQA Beamsville Bench
 

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

Cabernet Franc
VQA Beamsville Bench
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VQA Niagara Escarpment
VQA Beamsville Bench
 

Gamay
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Rosé
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Sparkling
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Sweet
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