2018 Riesling CSV | Beamsville Bench | Estate Grown

$ 29.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • Dry
About This Wine
This wine originates from our Cave Spring Vineyard, nestled on a hillside of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Lake Ontario known as the Beamsville Bench. On this gentle slope, limestone-clay soil and moderating onshore breezes combine to create a terroir of great distinction. Produced from finest micro-parcels of mature vines at the estate, our CSV wines embody our highest commitment to quality and authenticity.
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.
Varieties100% Riesling
Estate Grown 100%
AppellationBeamsville Bench
SiteCave Spring Vineyard
Elevation125–155 m (425–510 ft)
Slope/Exposure3–6% / NNW
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 12–Oct 5
Sugar 19.2º Brix
Titratable Acidity 9.9 g/L
pH 3.10
Yield 3.0 mt/ac (53 hl/ha)
Fermented 95% off the skins in tank after skin soaking and 5% on the skins in an open vat; both lots were fermented using exclusively indigenous yeasts and aged for 10 months sur lie; minimal sulphite additions
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Dec 2019
Alc./Vol 12.5%
Residual Sugar 6.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity 8.6 g/L
pH 2.99
Production 550 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Light straw. Nose Concentrated aromas of tangerine, apricot, ripe melon and clove with undertones of sage, white flower and comb honey. Palate Dry and medium bodied, with tension and grip up front; the middle is rich and savoury, with a dense, mineral core and nuances of smoke and molasses; layered and tightly structured throughout, the wine closes with robust flavours of red apple and lemon meringue underpinned by a firm, crushed stone texture.
Best consumed 2023 through 2028; will hold through at least 2033
Food Pairings
Grilled Turbot or Snapper, stuffed Sole, curried prawns, tempura, onion tart, roasted Cornish hen, pork tenderloin, soft cheeses
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