About This Wine:
Within Niagara, the noble Riesling grape develops to its fullest potential only in specific areas. We have crafted this wine from selected vineyards throughout our region, where limestone-clay soils, elevation and moderating breezes from Lake Ontario have combined to produce an enticing dry Riesling defined by its crisp citrus character and vibrant acidity.
52% Lincoln Lakeshore; 41% Beamsville Bench; 7% Creekshores
Beamsville Bench - stony clay till composed primarily of limestone, mixed with sandstone and shale; Lincoln Lakeshore/Creek Shores - clay-loam till composed primarily of red shale and sandstone
Harvest Date- Sept. 24 - Nov. 5
Sugar- 18.8 Brix
Titratable Acidity- 9 g/L
Yield- 5.5 tonnes/acre
A cool-temperature fermentation was carried out over a 4 week period in stainless steel tanks using a range of selected yeasts to enhance complexity.
Bottling Date- May 2015
Residual Sugar- 10.5 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 7.8 g/L
Production- 4,855 cs. (9L)
The nose is intensely aromatic, with notes of wet stone and lemon drop overtop hints of camomile, spice and fennel. The palate is dry, round and full-bodied, with yellow grapefruit and pear on the mid-palate folllowed by a restrained, chalky mineral tone on the finish. Fleshier in style than dry Riesling can be in cooler vintages, this vintage stands out for its richness and delicate, well-integrated acidity.
Goat’s cheese appetizers; sushi; raw oysters; marinated grilled vegetables; pan-seared trout, perch or salmon; vegetarian pastas; breaded seafood (e.g., soul or cod); charcuterie; lemon-braised chicken
Remarkably integrated and harmonious in its youth, this vintage possesses the structure to gain in complexity until at least 2020.
Ontario Retail Price:
Winery, LCBO General List (#233635)
LCBO Item #233635