2016 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.

With the minimal amount of intervention 2016 gave ripe, full, and fruit forward Chardonnay. While there are hints of spice and vanilla from it's short barrel time the main act here is the ripe and rounded big fruit character of the wine. Expect notes of ripe yellow apples, tropical melon, sweet pineapple, and just subtle hints of flint and camomile tea all playing out to the long and well rounded finish.

Growing Conditions

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Varieties
Chardonnay
Vintage
2016
Body
medium
Region
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
12%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2018 - 2021
Harvest Date
October 10, 2016
Cooperage
271 days in French oak │ 25% new