2018 Riesling | Niagara Peninsula

$ 15.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • Medium Dry
About This Wine
Within Niagara, the noble Riesling grape develops to its fullest potential only in specific areas. We have crafted this wine from selected vineyard sites throughout our region where limestone-clay soils, elevation and moderating breezes from Lake Ontario have combined to create a medium dry Riesling with an impeccable balance of rich fruit character and mineral acidity.
Vintage
2018 was a warm vintage with normal precipitation and low yields. Riesling ripened early and fully, delivering structured, well extracted wines that promise long-term cellaring potential.
Composition
VarietiesRiesling
Estate Grown 86%
Origin
AppellationNiagara Peninsula
Site66% Lincoln Lakeshore, 20% Beamsville Bench, 9% Creek Shores, 5% Four Mile Creek
Topography
Elevation80–155 m (260–510 ft)
Slope/Exposure2–6% / NNW
Soil
Beamsville Bench Stony clay till composed primarily of limestone mixed with sandstone and shale Lincoln Lakeshore/Creek Shores/Four Mile Creek Lacustrine clay-loam till composed of red shale and sandstone mixed with limestone
Harvest Data
Harvest Date Sep 21–Oct 1
Sugar 18.6º Brix
Titratable Acidity 10.3 g/L
pH 3.06
Yield 4.0 mt/ac (71 hl/ha)
Vinification
Cool temperature fermentation in stainless steel over a 6 week period using 70% selected and 30% indigenous yeasts; 4 months on the fine lees prior to bottling
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Jun 2019
Alc./Vol 11.0%
Residual Sugar 14.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity 8.7 g/L
pH 2.88
Production 8,625 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Pale straw. Nose Aromas of white grapefruit, wet stone, anise and yellow plum over top notes of bee pollen, Key lime and fresh pastry. Palate Off dry and medium bodied; full and creamy up front, followed by a rich, mineral texture and a rivoting tension between saline acidity and ripe, fleshy flavours of ruby grapefruit and nectarine. The wine builds toward a very rich, persistent finish of crushed stone, tangerine and savoury herbs.
Ageability
Best consumed 2020 through 2024; will hold through at least 2026
Food Pairings
Grilled salmon, Thai green curry, butter chicken, Bavarian sausage, Southern ribs, Asian bowls, vegan jambalaya, flatbreads, as an aperitif
Availability
Winery, LCBO • 234583

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