About This Wine:
Our estate is nestled on a sheltered terrace of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Lake Ontario, known as the Beamsville Bench. Its limestone-rich soils, gentle slope and exposure to moderated lake breezes combine to create wines of great structure and elegance. Produced from CSV’s oldest, lowest-yielding vines, this wine gives full expression to the terroir of our site.
Two blocks of vines ranging 29 to 33 years in age, in particularly gravelly soil at Cave Spring Vineyard
Stony, limestone-rich clay till overlying shale and sandstone
Harvest Date- Sept. 30
Sugar- 20.7 Brix
Titratable Acidity- 9.0 g/L
Yield- 3.5 tonnes (61 hl/ha)
Barrel fermented in French oak, 60% of which was new, followed by 10 months of barrel ageing sur lie.
Bottling Date- Sep. ‘09
Residual Sugar- 2.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 7.8 g/L
Production- 280 cs. (9L)
The nose is very complex, with scents of vanilla custard giving way to delicately layered aromas of Mutsu apple, pineapple and fig and hints of caramel, shortbread and spice in behind. The palate is very full in body with rich oak nuances up front that integrate seamlessly with the wine’s very ripe yet fresh apple and honeydew melon fruit, and distinctly stony texture in the middle. The finish is quite spicy, with nuances of ginger and clove continuing with great persistence.
Roasted game birds with mushroom; pork tenderloin with grain mustard; roast chicken; grilled veal chops
Best approached starting in 2010, this vintage possesses the structure and weight to cellar until at least 2016.
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