2019 Riesling CSV | Beamsville Bench | Estate Grown

$ 29.95 • 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. On this gentle slope, limestone-clay soil and moderating onshore breezes combine to create a terroir of great distinction. Produced from finest micro-parcels of mature vines at the estate, our CSV wines embody our highest commitment to quality and authenticity.
Vintage
2019 was a temperate vintage delivering normal levels of heat, precipitation and yield. An extended harvest window deliverd bright, structured Rieslings with medium to long-term cellaring potential.
Composition
Varieties100% Riesling
Estate Grown 100%
Origin
AppellationBeamsville Bench
SiteCave Spring Vineyard
Topography
Elevation125–155 m (425–510 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 Oct 19
Sugar 20.6º Brix
Titratable Acidity 9.1 g/L
pH 3.02
Yield 3.0 mt/ac (56 hl/ha)
Vinification
Fermented 50% in tank and 45% in neutral 225L barrels, with both lots undergoing a 24 hour skin soak prior to pressing; the remaining 5% was fully fermented on the skins;; all lots fermented using exclusively indigenous yeasts and aged for 10 months sur lie; minimal sulphite additions
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Oct 2020
Alc./Vol 12.5%
Residual Sugar 4.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity 9.2 g/L
pH 3.06
Production 550 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Light straw. Nose Layered and complex; aromas of candied lemon, meringue, mineral water, crème fraîche and pie crust up front; hints of ginger, lime and white peach in behind. Palate Dry and medium bodied; the attack is crisp and salty with yellow plum fruit; the middle is firm and stony beneath, with richly extracted pear-citrus fruit and delicate acidity seamlessly layered on top; the finish is robust and savoury, with a saline quality gently woven into persistent, focused notes of grapefruit, Key lime and almond extract.
Ageability
Best consumed 2024–2030; will develop and hold through at least 2034
Food Pairings
Grilled Turbot or Snapper, stuffed Sole, curried prawns, tempura, onion tart, roasted Cornish hen, pork tenderloin, soft cheeses
Availability
Winery, Vintages • 566026

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