2019 Rosé Estate | Beamsville Bench | Estate Grown

$ 22.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • Extra Dry
About This Wine
This wine originates from a single parcel of Cabernet Franc at our Cave Spring Vineyard located on a gently sloping terrace of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Lake Ontario known as the Beamsville Bench. Here, limestone-clay soils, elevation and moderating on-shore breezes combine to produce a fragrant, barrel aged rosé of considerable richness,, elegance and complexity.
Vintage
2019 was a temperate vintage delivering average heat, precipitation and yield. Cabernet Franc ripened in its normal window, producing ripe, well-extracted rosé musts with generous fruit.
Composition
VarietiesRosé
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 Oct 15
Sugar 22.9º Brix
Titratable Acidity 6.8 g/L
pH 3.19
Yield 1.4 mt/ac (26 hl/ha)
Vinification
12 hours of skin contact; fermentation 50% in stainless steel and 50% in neutral, 225L French oak barrels using selected yeast; all lots barrel age sur lie in neutral French oak for 4 months
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Apr 2020
Alc./Vol 13.5%
Residual Sugar < 2.0 g/l
Titratable Acidity 6.3 g/L
pH 3.28
Production 275 cs
Sensory Profile
Pale salmon in colour, this nose leads with aromas of strawberry, rhubarb and gooseberry over top hints of black tea and spearmint. The palate is dry and medium bodied, with a rich front-palate and a delicate seam of acidity neatly integrated throughout. A core of grippy red currant fruit, supple edges and a light saline quality emerge in the middle. The wine remains broad and generous on the finish, showing full, persistent flavours of pomegranate and blood orange.
Ageability
Best consumed 2020 through 2022; will hold through at least 2024
Food Pairings
Charcuterie, soft cheeses, feta-quinoa tartelettes, vegetable skewers, sashimi, pizza bianca, cioppino, grilled salmon, bouillabaisse, seared duck
Availability
Winery Exclusive

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