2017 Riesling Dry | Niagara Peninsula

$ 15.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • Dry
About This Wine
Within Niagara, the noble Riesling grape develops to its fullest potential only in specific areas. We have crafted this wine from selected vineyard sites throughout our region where limestone-clay soils, elevation and moderating breezes from Lake Ontario have combined to create a dry Riesling with an impeccable balance of rich fruit character and mineral acidity.
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 65%
Origin
AppellationNiagara Peninsula
Site33% Beamsville Bench, 33% Lincoln Lakeshore, 25% Four Mile Creek, 11% Creekshores
Topography
Elevation80–155 m (260–510 ft)
Slope/Exposure2–6% / NNW
Soil
Beamsville Bench Stony clay till composed primarily of limestone mixed with sandstone and shale Lincoln Lakeshore/Four Mile Creek/Creekshores Lacustrine clay-loam till composed primarily of red shale and sandstone mixed with limestone
Harvest Data
Harvest Date Sep 18–Nov 23
Sugar 19.2º Brix
Titratable Acidity 8.8 g/L
pH 3.12
Yield 5.5 mt/ac (98 hl/ha)
Vinification
Cool-temperature fermentation in stainless steel over a 6 week period using 75% selected and 25% indigenous yeasts; 4 months on the fine lees prior to bottling
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Jun 2018
Alc./Vol 11.5%
Residual Sugar 8.3 g/L
Titratable Acidity 7.7 g/L
pH 3.05
Production 10,355 cs
Sensory Profile
The nose is very fragrant, replete with aromas of mint, fennel, ruby grapefruit and Asian pear alongside nuances of ginger root and white pepper. The palate is dry, showing great balance between rich tropical fruit (papaya, pineapple) and chalky acidity up front, followed by a tart yet silky, well-extracted middle. The wine's bracing acidity tapers into a persistent finish of tropical and citrus fruit flavours.
Ageability
Best consumed 2019 through 2022; will hold through at least 2024
Food Pairings
Goat's cheese appetizers, sushi, raw oysters marinated grilled vegetables, pan-seared trout, charcuterie; lemon-braised chicken
Availability
Winery, LCBO • 233635

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