2014 Stratus Consorzio

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Ciao! Benvenutti a nostro Super Niagara - Stratus Consorzio 2014. Grown on our estate and bottled in the spirit of trail-blazing Italian winegrowers with a nod to the unconventional and adventurous pioneer winemaking in Niagara, you will find here a sophisticated and rewarding blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc. The fruit was picked at full maturity, carefully sorted, slowly vinified, and gently aged in subtle older barriques.

Floral aromatics supported by red blossoms, herbs, and bright red fruit and eucalyptus flavours. The mid-palate has fleshy digestible tannins that are followed by a lingering candied clove, and leathery / earthy finish.

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
Sangiovese
Cabernet Franc
Vintage
2014
Body
full
Region
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
12%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
18 °C
Drinking Window
2017 - 2024
Harvest Date
November 11 - 23, 2014
Cooperage
603 days in French oak │ no new barrels