2018 Rosé Estate

VQA Beamsville Bench
 
About This Wine:
This wine originates from a single parcel of Cabernet Franc at our Cave Spring Vineyard located on a gently sloping terrace of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Lake Ontario known as the Beamsville Bench. Here, limestone-clay soils, elevation and moderating on-shore breezes combine to produce a fragrant, barrel aged rosé of considerable richness,, elegance and complexity. 
 
Origin:
100% 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; depth ranges from 4 to 8 m 
 
Composition:
100% Cabernet Franc 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Oct. 17
Sugar- 20.6º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 6 g/L
pH- 3.33
1.68 tonnes/acre 
 
Vinification:
After 12 hour skin contact., 50% of the wine was fermented in stainless steel with cool temperature. The remaining 50% was barrel fermented in neutral 225L French oak barriques (3-6 fill). 100% of the wine was aged in neutral French barriques sur lie with lees stirring for 4 months. Malolactic Fermenatation was inhibited. 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- April 30, 2019
Alc./Vol. 12.5%
Residual Sugar- 3 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 7.5g/L
pH- 3.22
Production- 180 cs (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
This wine is beige-pink in colour, with seamlessly integrated scents of rose petal, wet stone and strawberry custard over top hints of Indian spice, watermelon and spearmint. Dry and medium bodied, the palate is rich in feel and tinged with fresh dairy up front, leading to grippy red currant fruit mingled with a stony, mineral texture and light saline quality in the middle. The finish broadens and softens, with a full, supple feel and persistent notes of clementine and kumquat. 
 
Taste Profile:
Dry (D) 
 
Serving Suggestions:
Mixed antipasti; garden fresh or Niçoise salad; ratatouille; cured or grilled salmon; bouillabaisse; cioppino; chicken or seafood paella; tomato-based pizza  
 
Ageability:
Best consumed within the first 3 years. 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$22.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery Only
 
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