2019 Pinot Gris | Niagara Peninsula

$ 15.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • Extra 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 Pinot Gris, resulting in a wine with the crisp fruit and supple texture typical of this classic, cool-climate variety.
Vintage
2019 was a temperate vintage with normal heat, precipitation and yield levels. Pinot Gris ripened within its expected window, producing supple, approachable wines for near to medium term enjoyment.
Composition
VarietiesPinot Gris
Estate Grown 10%
Origin
AppellationNiagara Peninsula
Site75% Lincoln Lakeshore, 15% Niagara Lakeshore, 10% Beamsville Bench
Topography
Elevation80–155 m (260–510 ft)
Slope/Exposure2–6% / NNW
Soil
Lincoln Lakeshore/Niagara Lakeshore Lacustrine clay- and sandy-loam till composed 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 24–Oct 11
Sugar 20.3º Brix
Titratable Acidity 9.0 g/L
pH 3.27
Yield 4.0 mt/ac (71 hl/ha)
Vinification
12 hours of skin contact prior to pressing; long, cool fermentation in stainless steel using selected yeast; 4 months in tank on the fine lees prior to bottling
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Apr 2020
Alc./Vol 12.5%
Residual Sugar < 2.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity 7.5 g/L
pH 3.55
Production 3,000 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Medium straw. Nose Aromas of Honeydew melon, orange blossom and lemon meringue over top notes of honeycomb and dried herbs. Palate Dry, medium bodied and supple in texture, with white peach and Asian pear fruit up front and notes of lime and pastry in the middle; a crisp thread of acidity brings clarity and lift, drawing persistent notes of pink grapefruit, citrus rind and a light spiciness onto the finish.
Ageability
Best consumed 2021 through 2023; will hold through at least 2025
Food Pairings
Grilled or seared shellfish, white-flesh fish (tilapia, sole, perch), sushi, fish tacos, pasta or risotto with peas and asparagus, vegetable salads
Availability
Winery, LCBO • 522979

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