2019 Riesling Dry

VQA Niagara Peninsula
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About This Wine:
This wine originates from selected Niagara Peninsula vineyards located at varying elevations near the shoreline of Lake Ontario. In these areas, moderating onshore breezes combine with shale and limestone-rich soils to deliver ideal conditions for Riesling, producing a dry, enticing expression of this noble grape defined by its bright citrus character and vibrant acidity.  
 
Origin:
90% Lincoln Lakeshore, 10% Beamsville Bench 
 
Soil:
Mainly limestone rich clay till over shale and sandstone; some clay and clay loam till over red shale 
 
Composition:
100% Riesling 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Sept. 6 - Nov. 8
Sugar- 19.4° Brix
Titratable Acidity- 9.7 g/L
pH- 3.0
Yield- 5 tonnes/acre (89 hl/ha) 
 
Vinification:
Cool-temperature fermentation in stainless steel over a 6 week period, 75% indigenous yeasts; 4 months on the fine lees prior to bottling 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- July 2020
Alc./Vol. 11%
Residual Sugar- 8.3 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 8.0 g/L
pH- 3.06
Production- 6.600 cs. (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
Colour Pale straw with greenish hues. Nose Bright peach and kiwi aromas over top notes of Key lime pie, white flowers, blueberry and gun flint. Palate Dry and medium bodied with crisp and vivid exotic fruit up front, underpinned by a rich, stony feel; the mid-palate remains mineral, with steely acidity neatly woven into a core of fleshy yellow plum and citrus fruit; the finish is long, succulent, and lightly saline, with with notes of lime, grapefruit and almond. 
 
Taste Profile:
Dry (D) 
 
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:
Best consumed 2021 through 2025; will hold through at least 2027 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$15.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery, LCBO Wines (#233635)
LCBO Item #233635
 
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