2014 Stratus Brut Nature

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Introducing the 2014 Stratus
Brut Nature | Artist Label

Limited Edition | 280 Bottles

We are thrilled to release the second vintage of Stratus Brut Nature | Artist Label Series. One hundred percent Chardonnay, unfiltered, and with zero dosage, this bottle of wine is a bubbly testament to our unwavering commitment to quality, to patience and to our love of design and art.

After seven years of ageing on lees, the 2014 vintage is both bright and luscious. Playful yet comforting aromas of baked green apple, browned butter and grated nutmeg emphasize the layered flavours of freshly squeezed lemon, shortbread and frangipane tartlette. The fine bubbles and spritely acidity allow the fruit to sparkle, while the unfiltered lees creates a concentrated, rounded texture with a slight haze in the glass.

The ethereal label was painted by Saskatoon artist, Marie Lannoo. Entitled 'Winter Blue', Lannoo focuses on the physics of light enabling the perception of colour through paint. Her work will be familiar to those who have visited the winery, as two of her paintings hang in our Vineyard Tasting Room. This piece was selected as the vivid but soft blue core, framed by complementary layers of colour seemed to echo the vivacity, texture and mystery of the Brut Nature.

Each bottle arrives in its own Gift Box.

Growing Conditions

2014's growing season was a little slow off the mark, with a cold spring that delayed budbreak. The year was looking very favourable for fresh whites with cool-climate character, then a very warm September / October arrived to mature the reds. Picking very late in the fall rewarded us with fully ripe reds with beautiful acidity and red fruit character.

Details

Varieties
Chardonnay
Vintage
2014
Body
light
Region
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
12%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
14 °C
Drinking Window
2022 - 2025
Harvest Date
August 28
Cooperage
None