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Stratus Vineyards Malbec

Malbec


Cellar Door Price $0.00

Malbec
Serving Temperature 18.0
Alcohol 14.2%
Drinking Start Year 2016
Drinking End Year 2019

A strikingly vibrant purple/red colour in the glass, the 2012 Malbec possesses a concentrated bouquet of black cherries, black pepper, cocoa, and pomegranate, with a hint of violet. An unmistakable gravelly mineral element gives the wine an uplifting freshness. Rich and generous dark berry fruits on the palate, follows with super-ripe and fine, silky tannins.

Growing Conditions

2013 strated off well with a mild winter, and bud break was only slightly delayed by the cool spring. The warmth of August and September balanced the slow arrival of summer heat and dryness.

October's on-average warmer daytime temperatures, combined with cooler temperatures at night, helped to increase sugars while maintaining good acidity in the fruit. There was little mildew concern despite summer/fall humidity, and pest pressure was low as well.

Thanks to the higher overall moisture levels of the growing season, we had greater crop volumes in most whites and quick-ripening reds. Early fall frosts allowed for fast grape desiccation in later-ripening reds, leading to excellent flavour concentration. Harvest dates were near Stratus-normal.


A Selection of Other Malbec's from Niagara Region


A Selection of Other Malbec's from Canada