2016 Pinot Noir | Niagara Escarpment

$ 19.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • Extra Dry
About This Wine
Our Pinot Noir originates from vineyards nestled along gently sloping hillsides of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Lake Ontario. In this area, limestone soils and moderating lake breezes offer ideal conditions for one of the noblest of all red grapes. Traditional in style, it captures the fragrant berry fruit and earthy nuances of Pinot grown in our cool-climate terroir.
Vintage
2016 was an extremely warm, dry and very ripe vintage with low-to-moderate yields. Pinot Noir produced high-toned, generous wines with firm structure medium-term ageing potential
Composition
VarietiesPinot Noir
Estate Grown 100%
Origin
AppellationNiagara Escarpment
SiteCave Spring Vineyard
Topography
Elevation125–155 m (410–510 ft)
Slope/Exposure3–6% / NNW
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
Harvest Data
Harvest Date Sep 11-30
Sugar 20.6º Brix
Titratable Acidity 6.8 g/L
pH 3.36
Yield 29 mt/ac (52 hl/ha)
Vinification
7-day maceration; fermentation using selected yeast strains; ageing for 10 months in older French oak barriques and puncheons, the majority being 2nd, 3rd and 4th fill
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Jul 2017
Alc./Vol 12.5%
Residual Sugar < 2.0 g/l
Titratable Acidity 5.3 g/L
pH 3.54
Production 2,375 cs
Sensory Profile
A pronounced spiciness–think cinnamon, clove and nutmeg–greets the nose, harmoniously interwoven with red cherry and pomegranate fruit and a touch of earthiness. The palate is medium bodied with a supple, silky feel upfront and a substantial mid-palate of dried redcurrant and graphite. A core of fine yet firm tannins taper gently into a lengthy finish abundant with red fruit and spice.
Ageability
Best consumed 2018 through 2021; will hold through at least 2023
Food Pairings
Roasted chicken or fowl, seared duck breast or pork tenderloin with berry coulis, grilled salmon, mushroom risotto, vegetable pastas
Availability
Winery, LCBO

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