2015 Stratus Gamay

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In the deeper, fuller, and darker style that Stratus Gamay is known for. The wine is plush with ripe fruit balanced with fresh acidity and the softest tannin adding structure. The bright aromatics and flavours follow notes of cherry and wild strawberry compote mixed with cracked black pepper and violets.

"Juicy from start to finish: black cherry, anise, white pepper, and black pepper with cinnamon, and plum on the finish. Layered and lovely." - Quench Magazine, July 2018

Growing Conditions

2015 was a solid vintage following brutally cold temperatures and snowfall in February which caused some damage and reduced overall yields. Variable temperatures in the spring and a damp June were fortunately tempered by a hot and dry July and August. These ideal growing conditions persevered through a warm and lengthy autumn during the final stages of maturation. The vintage shows whites of complexity and freshness while the reds, as a result of lower yields and extended ripening, are layered, elegant and plush.

Details

Varieties
Gamay
Vintage
2015
Body
medium
Region
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
13.4%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
18 °C
Drinking Window
2018 - 2021
Harvest Date
October 15, 2015
Cooperage
Short aging in older French barrels