2019 Stratus Riesling

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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.

Details

Varieties
Riesling
Vintage
2019
Body
light
Region
VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
10.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
16 °C
Drinking Window
2020 - 2026
Cooperage
None