2017 Stratus Petit Verdot

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The dark black-ruby colour forecasts the density of this wine. A savoury frame of cedar shavings anchors the firm black currant and mulberry fruit while notes of vanilla and a waft of sun dried tomato add complexity to the rich and expressive nose.

Growing Conditions

2017 began with above average winter temperatures and low snow precipitation. Spring was timely with bud-break occurring the week of May 8. Cooler, damp temperatures began soon after however and remained through the height of the growing season. Fortunately, an even flowering mid-June was not hindered by these conditions. Extra attention to cluster thinning and leaf plucking was taken to ensure high quality fruit. Fortuitously, summer weather seemed to start in September and carried through the warmest October in a decade. The total number of growing degree days soared during these two months allowing for delayed, but optimal ripeness. Perfect harvest conditions held through November. After the long and dry autumn, a sudden cold snap in mid-December allowed for an early pick of Icewine.

Details

Varieties
Petit Verdot
Vintage
2017
Body
full
Region
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
15.1%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
18 °C
Drinking Window
2021 - 2030