2019 Stratus Sauvignon Blanc

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Before uncorking the 2019 Stratus Sauvignon Blanc, it is worth noting the transition of bottle shape, as this reflects the development of style. Moving from a more full bodied, rounded wine and ripe Bordeaux style, the current vintage speaks to the fresh and crisp Loire Valley approach.

While the distinct aromas of gooseberry, peach and whipped cream are prevalent, expect balanced grapefruit, lime zest and melon on the palate that stand well with chalk-like minerality.

Growing Conditions

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
Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage
2019
Body
light
Region
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
12.9%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
14 °C
Drinking Window
2021 - 2026