2015 Stratus Weather Report Chardonnay

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At Stratus, our vineyard's voice is defined as much by the soils underfoot, as the shifting weather patterns above. Our Weather Report series is ever-changing - each wine, an individual snapshot of a growing season.

Sourced from specific vines and select barrels, this fresh and lean Chardonnay displays yellow pear, lemon zest, and starfruit.

Only 91 cases produced.

Growing Conditions

2015 was a solid vintage with an early and unusually dry spring that led to early budbreak. Slightly below average precipitation all summer, except June, which was higher then normal. A warm July and August continued into above-seasonal temperatures and lower-than-seasonal precipitation in the fall. With a warm - but not overly hot - year, the whites have complexity while retaining freshness. The extended ripening into November served late reds, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, well.

Details

Varieties
Chardonnay
Vintage
2015
Body
light
Region
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
13.4%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
16 °C
Drinking Window
2017 - 2020
Cooperage
246 days in French oak │ 25% new