2012 Stratus Petit Verdot

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A complex and polished take on Petit Verdot. An intense violet-black wine that shows a complex and polished nose of stewed dark plums, raspberries, leather, and some integrated woodspice. The structured palate exhibits super-ripe, firm tannins with a dense dark fruit core and a persistent, mineral finish.

Growing Conditions

The winter of 2012 was warmer and drier than in previous years with vine development starting very early in the season. An extremely warm March was followed by significantly cooler temperatures and frost in April. While devastating for many of our neighboring tender fruit growers, our vineyard buds had not yet "woken" to spring when the frosts hit and the crop thankfully did not suffer. Bud break did occur about 16 days earlier than usual which extended the length of the growing season. Summer temperatures continued to be above average with July being much drier than normal. Overall, the hot, dry climate resulted in the best growing season for Stratus to date and provided flawless fruit for an impressive lineup of wines.

Details

Varieties
Petit Verdot
Vintage
2012
Body
full
Region
VQA Niagara Lakeshore
Winemaker
J-L Groux
Alcohol
14%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
18 °C
Drinking Window
2017 - 2024
Harvest Date
October 19-21, 2012
Cooperage
611 days in French oak │ 38% new