2018 Pinot Noir | Niagara Escarpment

$ 19.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • Extra Dry
About This Wine
This wine originates from vineyards nestled along gentle slopes of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Lake Ontario. This hillside terroir, with its limestone-clay soils, elevation and moderating on-shore breezes, is ideal for Pinot Noir, producing a wine with the delicate fruit, earthy nuances and silky textures revered the world over from this noble variety.
Vintage
2018 was a warm growing season with low yields and high levels ripeness for all varieties. Pinot Noir produced succulent, well structured wines with medium term ageing potential.
Composition
VarietiesPinot Noir
Estate Grown 85%
Origin
AppellationNiagara Escarpment
Site86% Beamsville Bench, 14% Creek Shores
Topography
Elevation80–155 m (260–510 ft)
Slope/Exposure2–6% / NNW
Soil
Beamsville Bench Stony clay till composed of limestone mixed with sandstone and shale Creek Shores Lacustrine clay-loam till composed of red shale and sandstone mixed with limestone
Harvest Data
Harvest Date Sep 14–17
Sugar 21.4º Brix
Titratable Acidity 7.8 g/L
pH 3.43
Yield 3.2 mt/ac (57 hl/ha)
Vinification
A 21-day maceration and fermentation using 100% indigenous yeasts; barrel ageing for 15 months in 2nd–6th fill, 225L and 500L French oak barrels
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Mar 2020
Alc./Vol 12.5%
Residual Sugar < 2.0 g/l
Titratable Acidity 6.5 g/L
pH 3.67
Production 1,350 cs
Sensory Profile
The nose is delicately perfumed with bright cherry and raspberry fruit melding with notes of forest floor and spice. The wine is medium bodied with a supple yet succulent attack, a well harmonized mid-palate of sweet cherry and firm tannins and a rounded feel on the edges. The tannins taper and soften on the finish, carrying abundant plum and berry and notes of allspice long onto the finish.
Ageability
Best consumed 2020 through 2023; will hold through at least 2025
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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