2017 Riesling Dolomite | Beamsville Bench | Estate Grown

$ 17.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • Dry
About This Wine
Dolomite is named for layers of dolomitic limestone, unique to the Niagara Escarpment. Through the forces of erosion, these rock strata have come to enrich the soils of the Escarpment’s benchlands. Grown in selected vineyards along these gentle slopes, this Riesling bears the mark of its origins. The calcareous clays of these sites contribute to the intense aromatics and mineral textures that are its signature.
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 (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 29–Nov. 20
Sugar 19.6º Brix
Titratable Acidity 8.2 g/L
pH 3.15
Yield 5.5 mt/ac (98 hl/ha)
Vinification
Cool-temperature fermentation in stainless steel over a 6 week period using 60% selected and 40% indigenous yeasts; 4 months on the fine lees prior to bottling
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Apr 2018
Alc./Vol 11.5%
Residual Sugar 13.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity 7.8 g/L
pH 3.21
Production 4,855 cs
Sensory Profile
Aromas of yellow plum, pink grapefruit and anise lead the way, with hints of ginger spice and gun flint in behind.The palate is dry, medium bodied and rich in feel, with ripe citrus and stone fruit flavours underpinned by a firm, stony texture and elegant, well integrated seam of acidity. The finish is intense and mouthwatering, replete with white peach, nectarine, cantaloupe and a hint of spice.
Ageability
Best consumed 2019 through 2025; will hold through at least 2027
Food Pairings
Onion tart, vegetable or cheese casseroles, baked or poached lake fish, sautéed scallops, curried shrimp, grilled seafood, roasted poultry
Availability
Winery Exclusive

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