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Stratus Artist Label Sparkling Wine Collection

Celebrating true Canadian craft, the Artist Label Series reflects
our passion for art and design. One piece of work from each
of five juried Canadian artists has been selected for this limited
edition art collection of wine. The Brut Nature, Méthode
Traditionelle sparkling wine is made from 100% estate-grown
chardonnay. The fine lees have been deliberately left in the
bottle through minimal disgorging. The noticeable haze adds
intrigue, texture, personality and ageability.

Limited quantity │ Individual bottles not available

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“The 2013 Brut Nature is one half of a couplet that marks the inaugural release of sparkling wine at Stratus, with five bottles included in a very limited Artist Series wooden gift box, along with one bottle of the 2013 Blanc de Blancs. Individual bottles are not available. Made entirely from estate grown chardonnay this was aged six years on its lees then partially disgorged, resulting in a hazy appearance. It has a soft yet direct nose of very ripe pear, vague toastiness, sweet hay and florals. It is light to mid-weight, quite firm, lean and tart-edged, as it the intended zero dosage, very dry, style. Flavours show excellent intensity, the mousse is vigorous, the finish is pithy. Excellent to outstanding length. Tasted Nov 2020”
93 Points – David Lawarson, WineAlign

“Released side by each with the Stratus Blanc de Blanc 2013 and while vintage and grape are the same, the similarities almost seemingly, ostensibly and allegedly end there. Yes in fact this 100 per cent chardonnay is a child of the most excellent varietal vintage and like the B de B spent six years on the lees. Comparisons cast aside it is the very fact that because much of the lees were transferred to bottle by a minimalist’s disgorging that this cloudy bubble with a Canadian artist’s series set of labels can’t help but elicit another memory. The Lilies of Monet and their clouds represent neither the horizon, nor the top or the bottom. Nor does a bottle of this Zéro Dosage Brut. The elements of water, air, sky and earth become intertwined in a composition without perspective, or so it goes in this hazy, opaque and dry as the desert sparkling wine. So many layers of lemon can be peeled, juiced and scraped away. If a Stratus wine could be a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma then here it is. The texture here is palpable and the intrigue factor surely high, so it should be imagined that longevity will be this wine’s calling card. It’s more austere than the Blanc de Blanc but I think in fact it will. Drink 2022-2029. Tasted November 2020.” 93 Points – Michael Godel, WineAlign

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