2019 Pinot Noir

VQA Niagara Escarpment
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About This Wine:
Our Pinot Noir originates from vineyards nestled along gently sloping hillsides of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Lake Ontario. In this area, limestone soils and moderating lake breezes offer ideal conditions for one of the noblest of all red grapes. Traditional in style, it captures the fragrant berry fruit and earthy nuances of Pinot grown in our cool-climate terroir.  
 
Origin:
87% Beamsville Bench, 13% Creek Shores 
 
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, and range from 4 to 8 m in depth 
 
Composition:
100% Pinot Noir 
 
Vintage Notes:
 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Sept 24 - 27
Sugar- 21.8º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 9.8 g/L
pH- 3.26
Yield- 3 tonnes/acre 
 
Vinification:
A 21-day maceration and fermentation using 100% indigenous yeasts; aged for 12 months in 2nd–6th fill, 225L and 500L French oak; the finished wine is unfiltered 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- October 2020
Alc./Vol. 13.0%
Residual Sugar- 3 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 6.2 g/L
pH- 3.63
Production- 3,090 cs. (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
Colour Bright ruby. Nose Fragrant rose petal, cranberry and dried currant aromas over top nuances of pencil shavings, nutmeg and ginger. Palate Medium bodied with fine-grained tannins and juicy sour cherry fruit up front; the wine is centred on robust yet silky tannins and succulent red currant fruit, with sweet, supple edges; the tannins soften and taper into a lengthy finish, melding effortlessly with persistent notes of ripe red and black berries, cedar and white pepper.  
 
Taste Profile:
Dry (D) 
 
Serving Suggestions:
Roast of chicken or turkey; spicy sausages; braised veal shank or rabbit; pork tenderloin with berry coulis; tomato-based pasta dishes; mushroom risotto. 
 
Ageability:
Best consumed 2021 through 2024; will hold through at least 2026 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$19.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery, LCBO Wines (#417642)
LCBO Item #417642
 
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