2018 Prova | Beamsville Bench | Estate Grown

$ 39.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • Extra Dry
About This Wine
Prova – meaning 'trial' in Italian – is a wine that applies low-intervention winemaking and viticultural techniques to small batches of fruit from selected micro-crus at our Beamsville Bench estate, probing the boundaries of method and style. Components of these pilot lots are incorporated into our Estate wines as we refine our understanding of terroir at Cave Spring Vineyard. Fittingly, our inaugural 2018 vintage delves into the influence of skin contact and controlled oxidation with our iconic variety – Riesling.
Vintage
2018 was a warm vintage with normal precipitation and low yields. Riesling ripened early and fully, delivering structured, well extracted wines that promise long-term cellaring potential.
Composition
Varieties100% Riesling
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 18–Oct 5
Sugar 19.0º Brix
Titratable Acidity 10.4 g/L
pH 3.02
Yield 3.0 mt/ac (56 hl/ha)
Vinification
50% was fermented on the skins in an open top vessel and aged sur lie in neutral, 500L French oak barrels for 12 months; 50% underwent a 12-hour skin soak prior to fermenting in stainless steel and ageing for 12 months sur lie; both lots were fermented using exclusively indigenous yeasts
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Oct 2019
Alc./Vol 12.0%
Residual Sugar < 2.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity 8.1 g/L
pH 3.10
Production 85 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Golden straw. Nose Deep aromas of honeycomb, pine needle, fresh hay and apple sauce; nuances of ginger root, candied orange peel, green tea and jasmine. Palate Dry and medium in body; creamy up front with honied apple, saffron and a touch of tannin; round and richly concentrated in the middle, with ripe pear and vanilla bean at the core, locked in by crispness on the edges; the finish is luxurious, with abundant orange liqueur flavours balanced by grippy notes of black tea and walnut.
Ageability
Best consumed 2022 through 2025; will hold through at least 2028
Food Pairings
Spicy lamb kebabs with baba ghanoush and walnuts; pork chops with cream sauce; grilled octopus; roasted celeriac or cauliflower with farro; vegetable Tagine; grilled Halloumi with olives
Availability
Winery Exclusive

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