2020 Pinot Gris | Niagara Peninsula

$ 16.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • Extra Dry
About This Wine
This wine originates from selected vineyards in the western stretches of the Niagara Peninsula, lying at varying elevations close to the shoreline of Lake Ontario. At these sites, limestone and shale-laced clay loam soils combine with moderating onshore breezes to yield an aromatic Pinot Gris with generous fruit character and delicate acidity.
2020 was a warm, dry vintage with low-to-moderate yields and highly concentrated fruit. Pinot Gris ripened early, delivering firm yet fleshy wines with delicate acidity, ideal for early to medium-term consumption.
Varieties100% Pinot Gris
Estate Grown 10%
AppellationNiagara Peninsula
Site75% Lincoln Lakeshore, 25% Beamsville Bench
Elevation80–155 m (260–510 ft)
Slope/Exposure2–6% / NNW
Lincoln Lakeshore/Niagara Lakeshore Lacustrine clay- and sandy-loam till composed 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 26
Sugar 20.4º Brix
Titratable Acidity 8.4 g/L
pH 3.34
Yield 4.0 mt/ac (71 hl/ha)
Whole berry skin contact for 12 hours prior to pressing; fermented 90% in stainless steel using selected yeast and 10% in neutral, 225L French oak barrels using indigenous yeasts; all lots aged for 4 months on the fine lees
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Apr 2021
Alc./Vol 12.5%
Residual Sugar < 2.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity 6.6 g/L
pH 3.33
Production 2,100 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Rose gold. Nose Powerful aromas of cantaloupe, fresh peach, nectarine and lavender, with scents of bee pollen, rose water and crushed almond in behind. Palate Dry and medium in body; chalky in feel with juicy Asian pear fruit up front; the mid-palate shows firm grip and a light stoniness, off set by rich, supple edges and ripe, white peach and yellow plum fruit; the finish is plush and viscous, with flavours of marzipan and dried apricot balanced by a note of citrus rind.
Best consumed 2021 through 2023; will hold through at least 2025
Food Pairings
Grilled or seared shellfish, white-flesh fish (tilapia, sole, perch), sushi, fish tacos, pasta or risotto with peas and asparagus, vegetable salads
Winery, LCBO • 522979

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