Riesling Estate VQA Beamsville Bench
About this winery
More than three decades ago, the Pennachetti family helped to pioneer the cultivation of noble European grape varietals on the Niagara Peninsula with the planting of their first Riesling and Chardonnay vines at Cave Spring . In the years since, Cave Spring has established itself as one of Canada’s most acclaimed wineries, earning a reputation for crafting elegant and distinctive cool-climate wines in the heart of Ontario’s wine country. First named by European settlers in the late 18th...
This wine originates from our Cave Spring Vineyard, located on a hillside of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Lake Ontario known as the Beamsville Bench. Cool temperature, indigenous yeast fermentation in stainless steel over a 4 week period; 7 months on the fine lees prior to bottling
The nose is subtle yet complex, with scents of white pepper, yellow grapefruit and white flowers rising over top hints of licorie and chalk. The palate is dry and medium bodied, with bright yellow plum fruit and crisp acidity up front, a rich yet stony middle and a long, intense finish of grapefruit essence and spice. Tightly strucured throughout, the wine shows tremendous tension and vibrancy. Serving Suggestions: Lobster bisque, sashimi, sautéed trout, lemon-chicken, sweet potato curry, choucroute, roasted pork loin, medium cow’s milk cheese