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Stratus Sauvignon Blanc, 2020
Shipped and sold by Stratus Vineyards
An invigorating fruit-filled wine with layered aromas of fresh-picked gooseberry, guava and anjou pear are integrated with ripe kiwi, honeydew and grapefruit flavours. Seasoned by the racy citrus-driven acidity that makes the ripe fruit profile sparkle, while a hint of freshly squeezed lime juice leaves a satisfying and long-lasting finish.
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.
The 2018 vintage was a featured wine in August's Wine Club package, 2021.
Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.
Geographical Indication: VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake
Vineyard: Stratus Vineyard
Residual Sugar: 0.5 g/L
Cases Produced: 142
Appearance: Light straw colour.
Nose: Grassy, gooseberry nose with a floral top note.
Palate: Medium-bodied, crisply dry, green plum and gooseberry flavours. Long, fresh finish.
Quality: Outstanding. 90 points. Drink now through 2023.
Food Pairing: Buffalo chicken flatbread, baked avocado fries with Greek yogurt dip, grilled tilapia with tomato and olive tapenade, pesto lobster roll, and scallop sliders with tartar sauce.