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Closson Chase Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

Canada, Ontario
92 WA
91 WA

Cherry and cranberry fruits, florals and cedar greet the nose.  The fruits follow in the mouth with great acidity showcasing the cool vintage.  It's delicate in the mouth with all parts playing nicely together.  Cherry skins, dried flowers and tight tannins lead to a bright county finish.

Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Prince Edward County
Producer Closson Chase Vineyards
Vintage 2019
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
¥4,620

Cherry and cranberry fruits, florals and cedar greet the nose.  The fruits follow in the mouth with great acidity showcasing the cool vintage.  It's delicate in the mouth with all parts playing nicely together.  Cherry skins, dried flowers and tight tannins lead to a bright county finish.

Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Prince Edward County
Producer Closson Chase Vineyards
Vintage 2019
Color Red Wine
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Data
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12.2%
Product Code A010R00119
UPC 180756000797
Inventory In Stock (120)
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Cherry and cranberry fruits, florals and cedar greet the nose.  The fruits follow in the mouth with great acidity showcasing the cool vintage.  It's delicate in the mouth with all parts playing nicely together.  Cherry skins, dried flowers and tight tannins lead to a bright county finish.

Pairing

Pasta with tomato sauce, pizza or black bean burgers.

Cellaring

Enjoy now and beyond 2028

Press
92WineAlign
John Szabo, MS The 2019 Closson Chase estate pinot noir leans even more heavily on the Churchside vineyard than the previous edition, accounting for 85% of the blend, with the balance from the South Clos. And this is, in my view, the finest 'entry' pinot from Closson Chase yet made, thanks in part to ageing vines, a beautiful pinot vintage, and more precision in the winery born of winemaker Keith Tyers' growing experience. It's fermented in large oak and then transferred to mostly old barrels (just 10% new) for a year and a half, and is beautifully perfumed in the classic county pinot register, with fresh raspberry and raspberry leaf, pomegranate and red currant, lifted and lovely floral tones. Length and depth are excellent. The fruit purity is reminiscent of top New Zealand examples, while the fine-boned, silky structure and deceptive generosity brings Burgundy's Côte Châlonnaise to mind. But in the end, it's all Prince Edward County, and all things considered, an exceptional pinot noir value. Best now-2025
91WineAlign
Michael Godel - The vintage is a strong one for the estate pinot noir, dark of fruit in a black cherry vein and a lifted, but with some weight held steady above its broad shoulders. A sturdy CCV here in 2019, from vigour and showing fleshy fruit aboard a sculpted, muscular frame. Well-ripened, reasoned and seasoned with proper acids and more than ample lengthening tannin. Drink 2022-2026.
Production

Appellation

VQA Prince Edward County

Vinification

  • Vineyards | 85%Churchside , 15% South Clos
  • Harvest | OCTOBER 5-11, 2019
  • Yields | 1.8 TONNES/ ACRE
  • Brix | 21.2
  • Ph | 3.36
  • Residual Sugar | <3G M / Litre
  • Method | 100% DE -ST E M M ED, NO CRUSHING, 3-5 DAYS COLD SOAK
  • Fermentatoin | LARGE OAK fermentors
  • Aging | 10% NEW FRENCH OAK
  • Production  < 550 CASES

Production Amount

6600
Producer

Producer Description

Closson Chase is a quality-driven producer that has helped spearhead the birth of the Prince Edward County wine industry. Since 1999, it has been committed to creating distinctive wines that rival the world’s finest. Set in Hillier, Ontario, the estate is over 30 acres of south facing limestone-rich soil under vine; planted high density to the classic Burgundian-varietals of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with small yields, French-inspired vinification and careful barreling in 100% French oak.

The Terroir

The soils of the County provide some of the best grape growing conditions favouring Vitis Vinifera. Closson Chase’s decision to produce two early ripening varieties, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, reflect a deep understanding of the site’s possibilities.

Specifically, the Hillier clay loam at Closson Chase is well to moderately draining, with a shallow layer of top soil consisting of organic matter and crumbled limestone rubble situated on an understructure of fractured limestone plates. The soil retains moisture within its depths which encourages deep root penetration of the vine.

The fractured limestone plates also facilitate root penetration. The calcareous nature of the soil, created from millennia of crustacean deposits, has a high pH – 7.9 to 8.1 – an ideal environment for grape vine roots, while the reflective pale gray rubble supports production of fruit colour and ripening.

The climate of Prince Edward County, virtually an island, is greatly moderated by Lake Ontario. This massive body of water allows Southern Ontario to grow its fruits.

Closson Chase Vineyard experiences a fast start in the spring, with higher risk of spring frost, but full ripening before the shorter, cooler fall season. Closson Chase’s south facing slope adds to the early warming ability of the site, as well as aiding in water drainage and airflow. Both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir break bud early and require one of the shortest growing seasons of all vinifera wine grapes to fully ripen. The nature of the soil, the site and the nature of the varietals are perfectly married, giving Closson Chase the opportunity to achieve world class wines.

Closson Chase, in addition to its estate grown wines, produces both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir sourced from premium vineyards it leases in the Niagara Peninsula.

WINEMAKER | KEITH TYERS

"I want to capture what Mother Nature grows in a bottle" 

Keith Tyers grew up in nearby Kingston, where he developed a keen interest in wine and food. A move to Toronto fueled his passion for wine and led him to take the International Sommelier Guild program at Humber College. After a few years as part of the big city restaurant scene, Keith decided he wanted to be closer to home and enjoy a quieter lifestyle. His journey took him to Prince Edward County where he settled on Closson Road with his wife Cassandra to raise their young family. Keith began his winemaking career as a Vineyard Hand in 2003, soon after his arrival in the County. This quickly led to an Assistant Winemaker position, where he worked under Deborah Paskus for several years. After a brief period in wine consulting and sales, Keith returned to Closson Chase and took over as Winemaker in 2015. Since then he has continued the tradition of excellence in Chardonnay and has also followed his passion of producing exceptional Pinot Noir. Keith’s philosophy is to capture what Mother Nature grows in a bottle, creating the best possible expression of local terroir. 

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