NV Brut Dolomite | Beamsville Bench | Estate Grown

$ 29.95 • 750 ml • 6 bt/cs • Brut
About This Wine
The name ‘Dolomite’ refers to the type of limestone that forms the crest of the Niagara Escarpment. Through the forces of erosion, this ancient rock has come to enrich the soils of the hillsides below. Grown along these gentle slopes in our Beamsville Bench vineyard, this Chardonnay-based sparkling wine bears the mark of its origins. The calcareous clays of our site contribute to the vibrant fruit and mineral tone that are the hallmark of this wine.
Estate Grown 100%
2020 was a warm, dry vintage with low-to-moderate yields and highly concentrated fruit. Chardonnay ripened early, delivering extracted sparkling base wines with firm acidity and long-term ageing potential.
AppellationBeamsville Bench
SiteCave Spring Vineyard
Elevation125–155 m (410–510 ft)
Slope/Exposure3–6% / NNW
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
Trellis 2-cane Guyot
Density 1,450/ac (3,600/ha)
Clones Chard. 96, 77; Riesl. 21
Avg Vine Age 37 years
Harvest Data
Harvest Date 8/31–9/25
Sugar 17.9º Brix
Titratable Acidity 11.1 g/L
pH 3.06
Yield 3.3 mt/ac (61 hl/ha)
Primary fermentation to dryness (< 2 g/L) in stainless steel using selected yeast; aged in tank 7 months sur lie prior to tirage and 21 months sur lie in bottle prior to disgorging; minimal sulphur addition.
Bottling Data
Tirage–Disgorging 6/21–3/23
Alc./Vol 12.0%
Dosage 5.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity 9.2 g/L
pH 2.91
Production 750 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Medium yellow. Nose Wet stone, candied yellow plum, honeysuckle and lemon drop rise over top nuances of jasmine, chalk and grated ginger.Palate Dry and medium bodied with a fine, tight, mouse; the attack is round and glassy with an underlying firmness; the mid-palate softens, showing extracted Asian Pear fruit and a delicate, well integrated seam of saline acidity; the finish is complex and elegant, with a stony texture supporting persistent flavours of blood orange and grapefruit peel alongside lingering overtones of green apple and herbed sea salt.
Best consumed 2023 through 2028; will hold through at least 2030
Food Pairings
Raw oysters, New England clam chowder, salted French fries, roasted Mataki mushroom salad, grilled trout with asparagus, as an aperitif.
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