2018 Riesling Adam Steps | Beamsville Bench | Estate Grown

$ 24.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • Medium 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. Named after a series of limestone outcrops – known as the ‘Adam Steps’ – that ascend above our vineyard, this medium-dry Riesling captures the riveting tension between succulent fruit and mineral texture intrinsic to Riesling in our terroir.
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 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 29
Sugar 18.6º Brix
Titratable Acidity 10.2 g/L
pH 3.09
Yield 2.0 mt/ac (36 hl/ha)
Vinification
Indigenous yeast fermentation in stainless steel over a 4 week period, finishing medium dry; 6 months of lees contact; minimal sulphur addition
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Apr 2019
Alc./Vol 10..5%
Residual Sugar 23 g/L
Titratable Acidity 8.7 g/L
pH 2.89
Production 575 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Medium straw. Nose Ripe fruit aromas of pink grapefruit, papaya, Mutsu apple and yellow plum, with accents of wet stone and fresh herbs. Palate Light in body and medium dry, with ripe pear and clementine fruit up front and a supple mid-palate balanced by a well-defined streak of mineral acidity A firm, stony feel underpins the wine throughout, with a vigorous and persistent finish of citrus zest, fresh pastry crust and mint-spice.
Ageability
Best consumed 2020 through 2026; expect full development by 2028
Food Pairings
Light cream soups, Asian fruit salads, green curries with chicken, barbecue pork, fish satay, spicy shrimp stir fry, medium aged cheeses
Availability
Winery Exclusive • 901211

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