2014 Stratus Gamay

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Youthful, vibrant red and blackberry aromatics combine with cracked black pepper on the nose, while the palate has a crunchy, appetizing cherry character. This concentrated, fruity core is allied with violets, toasted almonds, and spice. Refreshingly vigorous, mouthwatering acidity, and soft tannins, lead to a sustained peppery strawberry/balsamic finish.
Best served slightly chilled.

Growing Conditions

2014's growing season was a little slow off the mark, with a cold spring that delayed budbreak. Unseasonably cool in the summer, we had slow maturation of both whites and reds. The year was looking very favourable for fresh whites with cool-climate character, then a very warm September / October arrived to finally mature the reds. Picking very late in the fall rewarded us with fully ripe reds with beautiful acidity and red fruit character.

Details

Varieties
Gamay
Vintage
2014
Body
medium
Region
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
13.8%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
16 °C
Drinking Window
2017 - 2020