2020 Riesling Dry | Niagara Peninsula

$ 15.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • 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, clay-loam soils laced with shale and limestone combine with moderating onshore breezes to deliver a dry style of Riesling defined by its vibrant citrus fruit and steely, mineral feel.
Vintage
2020 was a warm, dry vintage with low-to-moderate yields and highly concentrated fruit. Riesling ripened somewhat early, delivering fully extracted wines with ample acidity and long-term cellaring potential.
Composition
Varieties100% Riesling
Estate Grown 90%
Origin
AppellationNiagara Peninsula
Site66% Lincoln Lakeshore, 27% Beamsville Bench, 7% Creek shores
Topography
Elevation80–155 m (260–510 ft)
Slope/Exposure2–6% / NNW
Soil
Lincoln Lakeshore/Creekshores 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 22–Oct 14
Sugar 18.7º Brix
Titratable Acidity 8.9 g/L
pH 3.02
Yield 4.0 mt/ac (74 hl/ha)
Vinification
8-hour skin soak prior to pressing; 6-week, cellar temperature fermentation in tank using 80% indigenous and 20% selected yeasts; aged 4 months sur lie; minimal sulphite addition
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Aug 2021
Alc./Vol 11.0%
Residual Sugar 8.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity 8.9 g/L
pH 2.86
Production 4,700 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Pale straw with green hues. Nose Aromas of tangerine, lemon merengue, white flower and biscuit over notes of allspice, flint and almond extract. Palate Dry and medium bodied; the attack is rich yet tense, with cantaloupe and clementine notes; in the middle, ripe grapefruit and Bosc pear fruit and bright, saline acidity mesh effortlessly with the wine's stony texture; the finish is supple and concentrated, with lasting notes of quince, green apple, honeycomb, ginger and wet stone.
Ageability
Best consumed 2022–2026; will develop and hold through at least 2028
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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