2019 Riesling Estate | Beamsville Bench | Estate Grown

$ 21.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • 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 dry Riesling with a distinctive mineral quality that is the signature of our estate’s terroir.
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 20.9º Brix
Titratable Acidity 10.7 g/L
pH 2.95
Yield 4 mt/ac (71 hl/ha)
Vinification
Cellar temperature, Indigenous yeast fermentation in stainless steel over an 8 week period;; 7 months on the fine lees prior to bottling
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Sep 2020
Alc./Vol 12.5%
Residual Sugar 7.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity 9.2 g/L
pH 2.85
Production 1,950 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Pale straw. Nose Intense aromas of grapefruit pulp, vanilla bean and comb honey, with hints of white flower, ginger root and chalk. Palate Dry and medium bodied; stony in feel up front, with notes of citrus rind and a hint of smoke; the mid-palate broadens with round, mouth-coating edges and a core of ripe, yellow plum fruit, balanced by crisp, saline acidity; the finish shows weight, persistence and grip, with notes of lime pith, coriander and lemon grass.
Ageability
Best consumed 2022 through 2027; will hold until at least 2030
Food Pairings
Lobster bisque, sashimi, sautéed trout, lemon-chicken, sweet potato curry, choucroute, roasted pork loin, medium cow’s milk cheese
Availability
Winery, Vintages • 286377

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