2017 Stratus Gamay Magnum

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Based on very low yields and a late harvesting, this full-bodied Gamay is a duo of great concentration and lively energy. Intense black pepper and ripe bing cherry aromatics precede fig and anise flavours that are framed by rounded tannins. Serve slightly chilled to showcase its verve.

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
Gamay
Vintage
2017
Body
full
Region
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
14.8%
Bottle size
1500 mL
Serving Temperature
18 °C
Drinking Window
2019 - 2026
Harvest Date
October 30, 2017
Cooperage
231 days in French oak │ no new oak