2015 Stratus Red Magnum

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In the spirit of Stratus Red's wine collector appeal, we've hand bottled a limited number of magnums from the 2015 vintage - a year of tremendous concentration and finesse as a result of drastically low-yields and our winegrowing philosophy of minimal intervention.

A bright but intense colour comes from extended skin contact and the nose is redolent of sweet cherry and strawberries. Floral tones of roses and violets as well as cinnamon and nutmeg make for an enticing aroma. The palate relies on the traditional elegance, complexity, and balance an assemblage of these grapes brings to a wine with a rich yet dusty 'old school' attack with a mid palate of ripe black currants, blackberries, licorice, and aged leather. The finish goes seamlessly on for what seems like an eternity.

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
Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot
Cabernet Franc
Petit Verdot
Malbec
Vintage
2015
Body
full
Region
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
13.8%
Bottle size
1500 mL
Serving Temperature
18 °C
Drinking Window
2019 - 2030
Harvest Date
November 18 - 25, 2015
Cooperage
604 days in French oak │ 30% new