About This Wine:
This wine originates from selected vineyards throughout the Niagara Peninsula where a combination of elevation, limestone-clay soils and moderating on-shore breezes from Lake Ontario have produced a wine true to the terroir of our region. Vinified in stainless steel, it exhibits the crisp fruit and racy acidity typical of this classic cool-climate variety.
76% Beamsville Bench (Cave Spring Vineyard); 24% Twenty Mile Bench
Calcareous clay till overlying limestone, shale and sandstone
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Harvest Date- Sept. 9
Sugar- 20.6º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 8.4 g/L
Yield- 3.25 tonnes/acre (56 hl/ha)
Fermented 85% in stainless steel and 15% 500L French oak puncheons using selected yeast strains.
Bottling Date- June 2011
Alc./Vol.- 13 %
Residual Sugar- 4.0 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 6 g/L
Production- 1,977 (9L)
The nose offers aromas of green melon, cut grass and Granny Smith apple, with hints of musk in behind. The palate is quite rich and weighty, with flavours of ripe apple up front. Fleshy and supple in the middle, the wine shows intense ruby grapefuit and lemon grass flavours that persist long onto the finish. Open knit yet juicy in style, this warm vintage is enticing for its combination of ripeness and freshness.
raw, steamed or grilled shellfish; white-fleshed fish (e.g., pickerel or halibut); pasta with pesto
Enjoyable in its youth, the exceptional body and structure of this vintage ensures up to a decade of cellaring.
Ontario Retail Price:
Winery, LCBO General List
LCBO Item #529933