2017 Stratus Clone 47 Gewurztraminer

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Pale lemon green in colour, the light and delicate nature of this wine hides its intense aromatic punch. Notes of yellow melon, white peach, roses, and lychee lift from the glass. Dry in style and enough acidity to keep it light on its feet.

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 ong and dry autumn, a sudden cold snap in mid-December allowed for an early pick of Icewine.

Details

Varieties
Gewürztraminer
Vintage
2017
Body
light
Region
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
13.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
16 °C
Drinking Window
2018 - 2023
Harvest Date
October 02
Cooperage
None