2018 Riesling Estate | Beamsville Bench | Estate Grown

$ 19.95 • 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. Along these gentle slopes, the combination of limestone-clay soil, elevation and moderating on-shore breezes produces a dry Riesling with a distinctive mineral quality that is the signature of this noble variety in our terroir.
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 3
Sugar 19.2º Brix
Titratable Acidity 10.1 g/L
pH 3.14
Yield 3.5 mt/ac (62 hl/ha)
Cool-temperature, indigenous yeast fermentation in stainless steel over a 4 week period;; 7 months on the fine lees prior to bottling
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Sep 2019
Alc./Vol 12.0%
Residual Sugar 6.2 g/L
Titratable Acidity 8.4 g/L
pH 2.94
Production 2,460 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Medium straw. Nose Subtle yet complex, with scents of white pepper, yellow grapefruit and white flowers over top hints of licorice and chalk. Palate Dry and medium bodied, with bright yellow plum fruit and crisp acidity up front, a rich yet stony middle and a long, intense finish of grapefruit essence and spice. Tightly strucured throughout, the wine shows tremendous tension and vibrancy.
Best consumed 2020 through 2025; will hold until at least 2028
Food Pairings
Lobster bisque, sashimi, sautéed trout, lemon-chicken, sweet potato curry, choucroute, roasted pork loin, medium cow’s milk cheese
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