2013 Stratus Red

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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.

Details

Varieties
Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Franc
Syrah
Sangiovese
Malbec
Tannat
Vintage
2013
Body
full
Region
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
13.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
18 °C
Drinking Window
2017 - 2024
Harvest Date
November 04-26, 2013
Cooperage
552 days in new French oak