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2015 Riesling Dry

VQA Niagara Peninsula
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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. 
 
Origin:
72% Lincoln Lakeshore; 28% Beamsville Bench 
 
Soil:
Beamsville Bench - stony clay till composed primarily of limestone, mixed with sandstone and shale; Lincoln Lakeshore - clay-loam till composed primarily of red shale and sandstone 
 
Composition:
100% Riesling 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Sept. 16 - Oct. 16
Sugar- 19 Brix
Titratable Acidity- 7.99 g/L
pH- 3.10
Yield- 4.5 tonnes/acre  
 
Vinification:
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 Data:
Bottling Date- April/May 2016
Alc./Vol. 11.5%
Residual Sugar- 10.6 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 7.35 g/L
pH- 2.94
Production- 5,700 cs. (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
Showing great concentration, the nose exhibits intense aromas of ripe pear, white peach and lime-citrus, complemented by delicate floral notes. Dry in style, the palate shows complex citrus and green melon fruit up front, with outstanding middle palate weight and an accent of white pepper. The wine’s focused fruit carries through to a very bright and persistent finish. Dry but not austere, this vintage stands out for its balance of vivacious fruit, full extraction and rich texture.  
 
Taste Profile:
Dry (D)      See IRF Taste Scale
 
Serving Suggestions:
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 
 
Ageability:
Remarkably integrated and harmonious in its youth, this vintage possesses the structure to gain in complexity until at least 2020. 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$15.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery, LCBO General List (#233635)
LCBO Item #233635
 
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