2018 Riesling Dry | Niagara Peninsula

$ 15.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • Dry
About This Wine
This wine originates from selected Niagara Peninsula vineyards located at varying elevations near the shoreline of Lake Ontario. In these areas, moderating onshore breezes combine with shale and limestone-rich soils to deliver ideal conditions for Riesling, producing a dry, enticing expression of this noble grape defined by its bright citrus character and vibrant acidity.
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
VarietiesRiesling
Estate Grown 80%
Origin
AppellationNiagara Peninsula
Site75% Lincoln Lakeshore, 14% Beamsville Bench, 8% Creekshores, 3% Four Mile Creek
Topography
Elevation80–155 m (260–510 ft)
Slope/Exposure2–6% / NNW
Soil
Lincoln Lakeshore/Creekshores/Four Mile Creek Lacustrine clay-loam till composed primarily of red shale and sandstone mixed with limestone Beamsville Bench Stony clay till composed primarily of limestone mixed with sandstone and shale
Harvest Data
Harvest Date Sep 21–Oct 6
Sugar 18.7º Brix
Titratable Acidity 10.4 g/L
pH 3.07
Yield 4.0 mt/ac (71 hl/ha)
Vinification
Cool-temperature fermentation in stainless steel over a 6 week period using 50% indigenous and 50% selected yeast; 4 months on the fine lees prior to bottling
Bottling Data
Bottling Date May 2019
Alc./Vol 11.5%
Residual Sugar 9.2 g/L
Titratable Acidity 8.6 g/L
pH 2.93
Production 3,925 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Pale straw. Nose Focused, concentrated aromas of yellow grapefruit and lime up front, with notes of flint, rosemary and yellow plum in the background. Palate Dry and medium bodied, with a rich yet stony attack; the mid-palate remains firm and chalky in feel, with well integrated acidity and juicy green apple and citrus fruit; the finish remains mineral, with a delicate, harmonious feel and lasting notes of lemon pith and wet stone.
Ageability
Best consumed 2021 through 2024; will hold through at least 2026
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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