2013 Stratus Sangiovese

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The 2013 Sangiovese is refreshing and focuses on its bright acidity and fine-grained tannins. The nose is an intriguing melange of fresh red fruit with pronounced cherry, smoke, clove and sweet spice. Added layers of sun rose and tea leaf contribute to the long, textured finish.

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 nights, 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 concentration. Harvest dates were near Stratus-normal.

Details

Varieties
Sangiovese
Vintage
2013
Body
medium
Region
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
13.6%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
18 °C
Drinking Window
2017 - 2020
Harvest Date
November 18, 2013
Cooperage
559 days in French oak │ 20% new