2019 Stratus Petit Verdot

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This exquisite, full-bodied wine is spicy, offering complex aromas of dark cherry, raspberry, lavender and sage. Propped up by mouth-watering acidity and striking tannins, the palate’s bold flavours of dark plum, preserved rhubarb and wet gravel yield to a smooth, lingering finish of chocolate mint.

Growing Conditions

The year 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.

Details

Varieties
Petit Verdot
Vintage
2019
Body
full
Region
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
13.4%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
18 °C
Drinking Window
2023 - 2030
Harvest Date
November 26
Cooperage
605 days in French oak │ 10% new