2013 Stratus Tempranillo

Retail
$48.00
QTY
PRINT

The 2013 Stratus Tempranillo exhibits delicate aromas of wild raspberry, crushed black pepper and the softest notes of fresh spearmint. The wine is medium bodied with a beautiful, vibrant texture. Floral charm and freshness impress while the oak adds relaxed structure and frames the wine from beginning to end.

Growing Conditions

2013 started off well with a mild winter, and bud break was only slightly delayed by the cool spring. The warmth of August and September balanced the slow arrival of summer heat and dryness.

October's on-average warmer daytime temperatures, combined with cooler temperatures at night, helped to increase sugars while maintaining good acidity in the fruit. There was little mildew concern despite summer/fall humidity, and pest pressure was low as well.

Thanks to the higher overall moisture levels of the growing season, we had greater crop volumes in most whites and quick-ripening reds. Early fall frosts allowed for fast grape desiccation in later-ripening reds, leading to excellent flavour concentrations. Harvest dates were near Stratus-normal.

Details

Varieties
Tempranillo
Vintage
2013
Body
full
Region
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
12.9%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
18 °C
Drinking Window
2017 - 2021
Harvest Date
November 12, 2013
Cooperage
563 days in French oak Ɩ 50% new