2019 Pinot Gris Estate | Beamsville Bench | Estate Grown

$ 24.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • Extra 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, limestone-clay soil elevation and moderating onshore breezes combine to create a wine with the opulence and richness that define Pinot Gris at its finest.
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 100%
Origin
AppellationBeamsville Bench
SiteCave Spring Vineyard
Topography
Elevation125–155 m (410–510 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 24
Sugar 24.6º Brix
Titratable Acidity 8.3 g/L
pH 3.23
Yield 1.4 mt/ac (25 hl/ha)
Vinification
16 hours of skin contact prior to pressing; slow, indigenous yeast fermentation in 2,500L, 500L and 225L barrels cover a 4 month period; ageing for 9 months on the fine lees in barrel prior to bottling
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Sep 2020
Alc./Vol 14.5%
Residual Sugar < 2.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity 6.15 g/L
pH 3.37
Production 325 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Copper-pink. Nose Aromas of rose water, blood orange and toasted caramel over top nuances of anise and ginger. Palate Dry and full bodied; the attack is luscious, broadening into a rich, unctuous mid-palate with highly extracted rhubarb and ripe pear flavours alongside pastry dough overtones; brightened by a light, well-integrated touch of acidity throughout, the wine finishes hefty yet dry and lightly mineral, with lingering notes of juicy papaya and allspice.
Ageability
Best consumed 2022 through 2025; will develop through at least 2027
Food Pairings
Duck or pork casoulet, white bean soup, fish paella, vegan Thai red curry, firm cheeses (parmesan, aged manchego)
Availability
Winery Exclusive

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