2017 Stratus Riesling Icewine

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"This perfumed, floral-scented white boasts apricot, apple and orange peel flavors. Elegant, pure and vibrant, with a mouthwatering finish. 92 Points" - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator

Growing Conditions

2017 began with above average winter temperatures and low snow precipitation. Spring was timely with bud-break occurring the week of May 8. Cooler, damp temperatures began soon after however and remained through the height of the growing season. Fortunately, an even flowering mid-June was not hindered by these conditions. Extra attention to cluster thinning and leaf plucking was taken to ensure high quality fruit. Fortuitously, summer weather seemed to start in September and carried through the warmest October in a decade. The total number of growing degree days soared during these two months allowing for delayed, but optimal ripeness. Perfect harvest conditions held through November. After the long and dry autumn, a sudden cold snap in mid-December allowed for an early pick of Icewine.

Details

Varieties
Riesling
Vintage
2017
Body
full
Region
VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
12%
Bottle size
200 mL
Serving Temperature
14 °C
Drinking Window
2018 - 2030
Harvest Date
December 15, 2017
Cooperage
None