2017 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. 29 - Nov. 20
Sugar- 19.6º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 8.17 g/L
pH- 3.15
Yield- 5.8 tonnes/acre  
 
Vinification:
A long, cool fermentation in stainless steel to near dryness using selected yeasts that retain varietal typicity. 40% of the wine was fermented using naturally occurring yeasts that reflect the wine’s terroir. 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- April 2018
Alc./Vol. 11.5%
Residual Sugar- 13 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 7.8 g/L
pH- 3.21
Production- 4855 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 2018 through 2024; will hold through at least 2026. 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$17.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery Only
 
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