2015 Stratus Petit Verdot

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Each year Winemaker J-L Groux embraces the creativity and talent of his harvest team to choose and craft one wine completely on their own. The style, process of fermentation, barrel program and élevage technique are all left to the group to collaborate and determine the grape's destiny.

Stewarded by our harvest team, one-half tonne of Petit Verdot grapes, yielding just under two barrels, has rendered a wine of outstanding character and density. We hope you enjoy it and the collaborative spirit in which it was made as much as we do.

Our sincere thanks and congratulations to the 2015 Harvest Team! - Lauren Barker, Shawn Gratton, Karlee Moore, Erika Naemsch, Dean Stoyka

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
Petit Verdot
Vintage
2015
Body
full
Region
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Winemaker
Harvest Team 2015
Alcohol
14.4%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
18 °C
Drinking Window
2020 - 2028
Harvest Date
November 11, 2015
Cooperage
586 days in French oak │ no new oak