2016 Stratus Weather Report Red

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Growing Conditions

At Stratus, our vineyard’s voice is defined as much by the soils underfoot, as the shifting weather patterns above. Our Weather Report series is ever-changing – each wine, an individual snapshot of a growing season.

What are GGDs? Growing Degree Days - The total number of cumulative heat units measured from an average temperature of 10°C through harvest. In 2016 GDD for our Weather Report Red was 1640.

The 2016 vintage was one for the record books. Winter was mild and dry with a late April snowfall delaying bud break ever so slightly. A warm and dry spring, especially during flowering, led to even cluster development. Dry conditions continued in May through the middle of August making it one of the driest summers on record. The warm days stimulated an early veraison that led to wonderful potential ripening for all varietals. Some late August rains were quickly absorbed without any negative impact. White varietals were in great shape to be harvested early.

Details

Varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot
Petit Verdot
Syrah
Viognier
Cabernet Franc
Vintage
2016
Body
medium
Region
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
13.3%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
18 °C
Drinking Window
2019 - 2021
Cooperage
602 days in French oak │ 10% new