2018 Stratus Gamay

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An expansive nose of sweet red and black berries with a beguiling hint of hard cherry candy and a savoury background of cedar leaf and dried porcinis.A juicy Gamay palate of raspberry, red currant and Montmorency cherry, lively and fun, settling into a very pure, clean and vibrant, balanced mid palate and finish. This midweight red pairs perfectly with classic French pique-nique fare.

Growing Conditions

The 2018 vintage allowed for varied conditions throughout the year. A moderate winter and temperate spring allowed budbreak and flowering to set in five days earlier than average; though the bud count was reduced as a result of sudden frosts in late autumn, 2017. Summer was hot and dry which allowed for even clusters, great concentration, healthy fruit, and ease in the vineyard. The head start and persistent heat matured grapes earlier than average Niagara harvests with many of the whites being picked in the forepart of September. Autumn warmth continued but significant precipitation and resulting humidity ensued, creating some pressure to resist disease. Careful tending of the vineyard and flexibility became key to bringing in healthy, ripe fruit. The red harvest began with Gamay in early October and all varieties were harvested by mid November.

Details

Varieties
Gamay
Vintage
2018
Body
light
Region
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
12.9%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
18 °C
Drinking Window
2020 - 2024
Harvest Date
October 18, 2018
Cooperage
223 days in French oak │ older barrels