2020 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
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 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 10
Sugar 20.9º Brix
Titratable Acidity 9.9 g/L
pH 3.07
Yield 2.8 mt/ac (52 hl/ha)
Vinification
8-hour skin soak prior to pressing; 8-week, cellar temperature fermentation in tank using exclusively indigenous yeasts; aged 8 months sur lie; minimal sulphite additions
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Aug 2021
Alc./Vol 12.5%
Residual Sugar 6.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity 7.8 g/L
pH 3.09
Production 3,295 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Pale yellow. Nose Concentrated aromas of pineapple, candied lemon, yellow plum and almond paste; hints of white cherry, white flowers and biscuit. Palate Dry and medium bodied; lush up front with ripe Honeydew and grapefruit tones; the middle shows richly extracted papaya, orange rind and lemon curd flavours, a firm, stony core, rounded edges, and mild salinity throughout; the finish is crisp and generous, with lengthy notes of peach preserve, citrus peel., ginger root and fresh pastry.
Ageability
Best consumed 2023–2028; will develop and hold through at least 2032
Food Pairings
Lobster bisque, sashimi, sautéed trout, lemon-chicken, sweet potato curry, choucroute, roasted pork loin, medium cow’s milk cheese
Availability
Winery, Vintages Essentials • 286377

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