Cave Springs - Riesling, Adam's Steps, Niagara (2018)
A great partner to spicy dishes, the residual sugar off-setting the heat, but with plenty of acidity to keep things balanced.
Ripe fruit aromas of pink grapefruit, papaya, Mutsu apple and yellow plum, with accents of wet stone and fresh herbs. Palate Light in body and medium dry, with ripe pear and clementine fruit up front and a supple mid-palate balanced by a well-defined streak of mineral acidity. Firm and stony in feel throughout, with a vigorous, persistent finish of citrus zest, fresh pastry crust and spice.
Named after a series of limestone outcrops – known as the ‘Adam Steps’ – that ascend above our vineyard, this medium-dry Riesling captures the riveting tension between succulent fruit and mineral texture intrinsic to Riesling in our terroir. Stony clay till composed primarily of limestone and dolostone mixed with sandstone, shale and traces of granite and gneiss; soils overlie moraine and sandstone/shale bedrock.