2016 Stratus White

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From the diversity of our vineyard comes the lastest white assemblage of complexity and character. Leading with grapefruit, pineapple, mango and ripe Niagara pear, the wine moves through a deep mid-palate with a luscious, waxy texture and notes of salinity, to a long finish of vanilla, coconut husks, and garden herbs. Consistent with Stratus White pedigree, this is a most unique, full-bodied and age worthy wine.

Growing Conditions

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
Chardonnay
Sauvignon Blanc
Viognier
Semillon
Gewürztraminer
Vintage
2016
Body
full
Region
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
13.1%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
16 °C
Drinking Window
2020 - 2031
Harvest Date
October 30 - November 22, 2016
Cooperage
627 days in French oak │ 11% new