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2016 Riesling Dolomite

VQA Niagara Escarpment
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About This Wine:
This wine is named after a layer of dolomitic limestone forming the crest of the Niagara Escarpment. Through the forces of erosion, ths ancient rock has come to enrich the soils of the benchlands below. Grown in selected vineyards along these gentle slopes, this Riesling bears the mark of its origins. The calcareous clays of these sites contribute to the intense aromatics and mineral textures that are its signature.  
 
Origin:
100% Niagara Escarpment (Beamsville Bench) 
 
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, and range from 4 to 8 m in depth. 
 
Composition:
100% Riesling 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Sept. 23 - Oct. 3
Sugar- 19.7º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 8.46 g/L
pH- 3.11
Yield- 4.2 tonnes/acre (71 hl/ha) 
 
Vinification:
Fermentation occurred at cool temperatures in stainless steel, 60% employing selected yeasts over a 4 week period, and 40% using indigenous yeasts over 6 weeks. The inoculated lots were arrested at medium dryness by chilling, while the naturally fermented portions arrived at this level of dryness without intervention. All parcels remained on their fine lees for a minimum of 3 months prior to assemblage and bottling. 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- March 2017
Alc./Vol. 11.5%
Residual Sugar- 9.5 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 7.5 g/L
pH- 2.88
Production- 4810 cs. (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
Aromas of yellow plum, pink grapefruit and anise lead the way, with hints of ginger spice and gun flint in behind. The palate is dry, medium bodied and quite rich in feel, with ripe citrus and stonefruit flavours underpinned by a firm, stony texture and elegant, well integrated acidity. The finish is intense and mouthwatering, replete with white peach, nectarine and canteloupe, topped off with a hint of spice. 
 
Taste Profile:
Dry (D)      See IRF Taste Scale
 
Serving Suggestions:
Onion tart, vegetable or cheese casseroles, baked or poached lake fish, sautéed scallops, curried shrimp, grilled seafood, roasted poultry 
 
Ageability:
Best consumed 2017 through 2023; will hold through at least 2025. 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$17.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery Only
 
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