2018 Pinot Noir Estate | Beamsville Bench | Estate Grown

$ 34.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • Extra Dry
About This Wine
This wine originates from our Cave Spring Vineyard, located on a hillside of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Lake Ontario known as the Beamsville Bench. In this terroir, the combination of limestone-clay soil, elevation and moderating on-shore breezes delivers a classically styled Pinot Noir of purity and finesse that will benefit from ageing.
Vintage
2018 was a warm growing season with low yields and high levels ripeness for all varieties. Pinot Noir produced succulent, well structured wines with medium term ageing potential.
Composition
VarietiesPinot Noir
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 Sep 14–18
Sugar 22.2º Brix
Titratable Acidity 7.8 g/L
pH 3.36
Yield 2.0 mt/ac (36 hl/ha)
Vinification
14-day maceration; fermentation using indigenous yeast strains; barrel aged for 18 months in 2nd through 8th fill, 225L French oak; the finished wine is unfiltered
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Mar 2020
Alc./Vol 13.0%
Residual Sugar < 2.0 g/l
Titratable Acidity 5.4 g/L
pH 3.74
Production 275 cs
Sensory Profile
Ruby in colour with warm aromas of nutmeg, clove and allspice over top notes of raspberry, cedar and tea. The palate is medium bodied with firm tannins up front that soften and meld into the wine's juicy, red currant fruit and silky texture in the middle. The wine finishes round and supple, with persistent flavours of ripe purple plum and bright cherry along with hints of anise and charcoal.
Ageability
Best consumed 2021 through 2025; will hold through at least 2028; unfiltered at bottling, decanting is recommended
Food Pairings
Roast of fowl (turkey, duck, pheasant), venison or lamb, braised rabbit, ossobuco, mushroom tart, mild soft cheese (Brie, Mont d'Or)
Availability
Winery Exclusive • 246561

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