2017 Riesling CSV | Beamsville Bench | Estate Grown

$ 29.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • Dry
About This Wine
This wine originates from the limestone-rich soils of our Cave Spring Vineyard, located on a terrace of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Lake Ontario known as the Beamsville Bench. Vinified from the finest parcels at our estate, this dry Riesling of great power, complexity and ageability embodies our highest commitment to quality and authenticity.
Vintage
2017 was of vintage of average warmth and ample rainfall. A sunny, dry fall allowed for extended ripening, The Rieslings are supple and mineral, with medium- to long-term ageing potential.
Composition
VarietiesRiesling
Estate Grown 100%
Origin
AppellationBeamsville Bench
SiteCave Spring Vineyard
Topography
Elevation125–155 m (425–510 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 29–Nov 17
Sugar 20.1º Brix
Titratable Acidity 7.5 g/L
pH 3.21
Yield 3.5 mt/ac (62 hl/ha)
Vinification
Indigenous yeast fermentation in stainless steel at 16–24°C over 4 weeks; 6 months of lees contact; minimal sulphur addition
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Sep 2018
Alc./Vol 11.5%
Residual Sugar 8.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity 6.8 g/L
pH 3.19
Production 565 cs
Sensory Profile
The nose is very complex, with aromas of ruby grapefruit, Asian pear, honeycomb and ginger over hints of honeysuckle, anise, wet stone. and hazelnut. Dry, medium bodied and seamless throughout, the palate is creamy up front with a dense, mineral core offering ripe mandarin, pear and yellow plum fruit. The finish is broad and persistent, with rich flavours of crystalized honey and fresh fig tapering into notes of citrus pith, almond and spice.
Ageability
Best approached 2021–2025; will hold through at least 2030
Food Pairings
Grilled Turbot or Snapper, stuffed Sole, curried prawns, tempura, onion tart, roasted Cornish hen, pork tenderloin, soft cheeses
Availability
Winery, Vintages • 566026

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