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.
The two oldest blocks of Riesling at Cave Spring Vineyard ranging from 31 to 35 years in age
Particularly gravelly, limestone-rich clay till over shale and sandstone
Harvest Date- Oct. 23-Nov. 12
Sugar- 20º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 10 g/L
Yield- 3.0 tonnes/acre (43 hl/ha)
Cool fermentation in stainless steel over a 4-week period using selected yeast strains; left on the lees for 3 months.
Bottling Date- May ‘09
Residual Sugar- 11 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 9.1 g/L
Production- 1,100 cs. (9L)
A remarkably complex nose of fresh, ripe blueberries and yellow plums alongside scents of crushed stone and honey; dry and full bodied, the palate shows a viscous feel and grapefruit character on the attack followed by a weighty, highly extracted mid-palate with chalky undertones and anise flavours; the finish is extremely long, brimming with flavours of yellow plum fruit and spiced honey. (1/10)
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)
Best approached beginning in 2011, this vintage is notable for its power and tight structure. It should develop until at least 2016 and hold until 2020 if not beyond.
Ontario Retail Price:
Winery, Vintages Release May 26, 2012
LCBO Item #566026