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
Varieties100% Pinot 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 neutral 2,500L, 500L and 225L barrels cover a 4 month period; ageing for 10 months on the fine lees in barrel prior to bottling
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Sep 2020
Alc./Vol 14.5%
Residual Sugar 4.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity 6.2 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 2024; will hold through at least 2026
Food Pairings
Duck or pork casoulet, white bean soup, fish paella, vegan Thai red curry, firm cheeses (parmesan, aged manchego)
Availability
Vintages • 903719

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