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2019 Stratus Rose Magnum

Cabernet Franc
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2020 - 2026

Exclusively bottled in Magnum format, this Rosé will fill the glasses when the time comes for that 'at last' in-person catch up with mum, family, and friends. Offer it now, share together later.

Free run juice from Cabernet Franc takes on just a hint of pink from the skins as it flows by gravity into stainless steel vats immediately upon picking. The resulting wine is fresh, elegant and complex and true to its Cabernet Franc roots.



Growing Conditions

Weather conditions across Ontario for 2019 had cooler and wetter periods than normal but overall the season was good. The budbreak in most areas had a slight delay, however the sunny autumn drew out the end of the season.

January started off mild but was a month full of significant weather events including extreme cold and heavy snowfall, which continued throughout February, while the rapid thaw in March was the major weather story of the spring. Significant snow melt led to high water levels for the start of the growing season.

June brought summer weather with normal temperatures across Ontario and the growing season got under way. Flowering occurred quickly as the grapevines accelerated to make up for the late start.

July was warm and sunny, punctuated by three short but intense heat waves, complemented by high humidity across southeastern and southwestern Ontario. Two significant rainfalls occurred in the month, maintaining soil moisture and supporting developing vines.

August was warm and intermittently stormy, leading into a comparatively quiet September, cool with some rain – but bringing decent conditions to finish off the summer and begin the harvest season.