2019 Riesling Dry | Niagara Peninsula

$ 15.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • 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 Riesling, producing a dry, enticing expression of this noble grape defined by its bright citrus character and vibrant acidity.
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
VarietiesRiesling
Estate Grown 85%
Origin
AppellationNiagara Peninsula
Site90% Lincoln Lakeshore, 10% Beamsville Bench
Topography
Elevation80–155 m (260–510 ft)
Slope/Exposure2–6% / NNW
Soil
Lincoln Lakeshore Lacustrine clay-loam till composed primarily 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 6–Nov 8
Sugar 19.4º Brix
Titratable Acidity 9.7 g/L
pH 3.00
Yield 5.0 mt/ac (89 hl/ha)
Vinification
Cool-temperature fermentation in stainless steel over a 6 week period using 75% indigenous yeast; 4 months on the fine lees prior to bottling
Bottling Data
Bottling Date July 2020
Alc./Vol 11.0%
Residual Sugar 8.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity 8.3 g/L
pH 3.06
Production 6,600 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Pale straw with greenish hues. Nose Bright peach and kiwi aromas over top notes of Key lime pie, white flowers, blueberry and gun flint. Palate Dry and medium bodied with crisp and vivid exotic fruit up front, underpinned by a rich, stony feel; the mid-palate remains mineral, with steely acidity neatly woven into a core of fleshy yellow plum and citrus fruit; the finish is long, succulent, and lightly saline, with with notes of lime, grapefruit and almond.
Ageability
Best consumed 2021 through 2025; will hold through at least 2027
Food Pairings
Goat's cheese appetizers, sushi, raw oysters marinated grilled vegetables, pan-seared trout, charcuterie; lemon-braised chicken
Availability
Winery, LCBO • 233635

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