About This Wine:
Known for producing light and fruity red wine, the Gamay grape is well suited to our region’s climate and soil. Originating from the banks of the Niagara River and the Niagara Escarpment’s benchlands, our interpretation carries notes of fresh berries and black pepper. Enjoy this wine in its youth lightly chilled with casual fare.
77% Beamsville Bench (Cave Spring Vineyard); 17% Lincoln Lakeshore; 5% Niagara River
Beamsville Bench – stony, limestone-rich clay till over sandstone and shale; Lincoln Lakeshore – clay-loam till overlying red shale Niagara River – gravelly clay loam till over red shale
Harvest Date- Sept. 17
Sugar- 21.4º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 8.85 g/L
Yield- 4 tonnes/acre (69 hl/ha)
Following a 14-day maceration, the wine was gently pressed and then aged in a mix of French, Hungarian and American oak barriques, 25% of which were new.
Bottling Date- Feb. ‘12
Residual Sugar- 5 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 6.3 g/L
Production- 1,500 cs. (9L)
A complex nose of black cherry, blackberry, cracked pepper and caramel, with hints of autumn leaves in behind; full as Gamay goes, with black pepper and bright, juicy red cherry fruit, light but silky tannins and soft barrel textures on the front and mid-palate and an intense finish packed with spice and steeped cherry flavours.
Goat’s cheese appetizers; tomato based pizza or pasta; grilled meats; barbecue chicken; serve lightly chilled
Made in a very approachable style, this wine is best consumed within the first 3 years after release, or by 2015.
Ontario Retail Price:
Winery, LCBO General List
LCBO Item #228569