2015 Stratus Merlot

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This Merlot sourced from 2 blocks of our vineyard - some of which are the oldest vines in the farm - is vibrant and medium bodied.
A provocative nose of damson plum, blackberry and hints of coconut husks leads to a balanced but intense mid palate.
Fruit forward, yet angular, this youthful Merlot is more energetic than plush but will develop added dimension with further bottle age.

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
Merlot
Vintage
2015
Body
medium
Region
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
13.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
18 °C
Drinking Window
2019 - 2025
Harvest Date
October 26, 2015
Cooperage
599 days in French oak │ 20% new