2020 Stratus Gamay

Retail
$32.00
QTY
PRINT

Soft and juicy aromas of ripe alpine strawberry and Chelan cherries are underscored by an enticingly smoky char of grilled watermelon. Soft tannins and elegant acidity offer depth and intensity on the palate, and savoury flavours of cocoa powder, vanilla bean, and pink peppercorn offer a pure expression of lovely balsamic reduction on the finish.

Growing Conditions

2020 was a remarkable year for weather and wine in Ontario. Warmer than average winter months led to a cool dry April and May. The approach of summer brought a return of the hot weather with low precipitation and humidity. Similar conditions continued through August with only short, isolated, but intense thunderstorms. While temperatures began to naturally cool, sunshine remained throughout the autumn. The dry, sunny conditions were ideal for the full and complete maturation of grapes and contributed to a smooth harvest. Across the region, unseasonably warm weather delayed the icewine harvest, resulting in a loss of tonnage. These temperature conditions postponed picking into the last week of January. While the overall grape crop was low, quality across all varieties was exceptional.

Details

Varieties
Gamay
Vintage
2020
Body
light
Region
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
13.8%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
18 °C
Drinking Window
2022 - 2028
Harvest Date
October 18
Cooperage
274 days in French oak │ no new oak