2019 Pinot Noir Dolomite

VQA Niagara Escarpment
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About This Wine:
This wine is named after a layer of dolomitic limestone forming the crest of the Niagara Escarpment. Through the forces of erosion, this ancient rock has come to enrich the soils of the Escarpment benchlands below. Grown in selected vineyards along these gentle slopes, this Pinot Noir bears the mark of its origins. The calcareous clays of these sites contribute to the delicate aromatics and silky texture that are this wine’s hallmark. 
 
Origin:
100% Cave Spring Vineyard 
 
Soil:
Stony clay till composed of limestone mixed with sandstone and shale 
 
Composition:
100% Pinot Noir 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Sept. 24 -27
Sugar- 22.0 ºBrix
Titratable Acidity- 9.5 g/L
pH- 3.23
Yield- 2.6 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. 13.5%
Residual Sugar- 3 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 6.4 g/L
pH- 3.62
Production- 435 cs. (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
Colour Deep garnet. Nose High-toned aromas of cranberry and black cherry over top nuances of forest floor, cinnamon and mint Palate Medium in body; the attack is firm in structure with crunchy red cherry fruit; juicy blueberry flavours are underpinned by delicate, fine-grained tannins in the middle; a vigorous core of red and dark berry fruit pushes long onto the finish, tinged with a lingering saline quality and hints of toffee, fresh herbs and spice. 
 
Taste Profile:
Dry (D) 
 
Serving Suggestions:
Coq au vin, roasted pork loin, braised pork belly with choucroute, braised rabbit, seared duck breast, ossobuco, mushroom risotto 
 
Ageability:
Best consumed 2020 through 2024; will hold through at least 2025 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$24.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery Only
 
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