2017 Riesling CSV

VQA Beamsville Bench
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About This Wine:
This wine originates from the limestone-rich soils of our Cave Spring Vineyard, located on a terrace of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Lake Ontario, known as the Beamsville Bench. Produced from the oldest, lowest-yielding vines at the estate, our CSV wines embody our highest commitment to quality and authenticity. 
 
Origin:
The two oldest blocks of Riesling at Cave Spring Vineyard ranging from 40 to 44 years in age. 
 
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 
 
Composition:
100% Riesling 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Sept 29 - Nov. 17
Sugar- 20.1º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 7.5 g/L
pH- 3.21
Yield- 4.25 tonnes/acre (76 hl/ha) 
 
Vinification:
Cool-temperature fermentation in stainless steel over a 4 week period using indigenous yeasts; 7 months on the fine lees prior to bottling 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- Sept. 2018
Alc./Vol. 11.5%
Residual Sugar- 8 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 6.75 g/L
pH- 3.19
Production- 565 cs. (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
The nose is broad and nuanced, exhibiting perfumed aromas of musk melon, star anise, savoury herbs and white flowers, yet with an earthy hint of wet stone. The palate is dry and medium bodied, featuring a piquant, limey note up front, a firm yet weighty mid-palate bristling with yellow grapefruit and a long, stony finish. A tight thread of acidity stitches together the body and fruit from start to finish. 
 
Taste Profile:
Dry (D) 
 
Serving Suggestions:
Grilled Turbot or Snapper; stuffed Sole; tempura; curried prawns; onion tart; roasted Cornish hen; sautéed veal sweetbreads; Tourtière; duck confit; fresh, creamy cow’s milk cheese (e.g., Mourbière) 
 
Ageability:
Best consumed 2020 through 2026; will hold through at least 2030 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$29.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery only
LCBO Item #566026
 
Reviews & Accolades:
WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE: Intense aromas of peach, apple, pine and stone are the hallmarks of this sophisticated dry Riesling. Harmonious and vibrant, with good concentration and a lingering aftertaste of orchard fruit and mineral. Should develop notes of lanolin and honey with age. Drink now through 2027.” Rated 90
 

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