2014 Stratus White

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As in years past, elegance coupled with complexity is the essence of the 2014 Stratus White. Grown in a 'true' cool-climate vintage, this Chardonnay led assemblage is firm and taught with minerality, freshness and bright tropical stone fruit. Sauvignon Blanc adds a slightly savoury green tone which is counterbalanced by the unmistakable texture and honey notes from Sémillon. The aromatics and flavours in this signature White, cascade from one level to the next, seamlessly guiding our senses through the vineyard.

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
Chardonnay
Sauvignon Blanc
Semillon
Viognier
Gewürztraminer
Vintage
2014
Body
medium
Region
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
12.9%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
16 °C
Drinking Window
2018 - 2022
Harvest Date
September 1 - November 20, 2014
Cooperage
546 days in French oak │ no new barrels