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Stratus Vineyards Tempranillo


Niagara Region

Cellar Door Price $0.00

Serving Temperature 18.0
Alcohol 13.0%
Drinking Start Year 2012
Drinking End Year 2017

An intense deep purple in the glass, this wine's bouquet is unmistakably Tempranillo: dark plums and red cherries with prominent warm spicy oak complemented by some slightly rustic wet earth, leather and tobacco notes. On the palate the wine exhibits extremely ripe black fruits, medium acidity, and a soft and supple tannic structure making the wine pleasurably easy to drink. The wine is lengthy with intense black fruit.

Growing Conditions

2010 began with a relatively mild winter and lower than usual precipitation. Bud-break occurred one to two weeks early across the region, allowing for a positive start to what turned about to be a fantastic year. Warmer than average temperatures endured throughout the spring and promoted great growth without being too hot to shut down the vines. Hot conditions prevailed throughout the summer with occasional bursts of high rainfall. Veraison was approximately one week early in some varietals. Diligent leaf removal and fruit-thinning throughout the vineyard, combined with these ideal growing conditions, allowed for highly concentrated, healthy fruit and a slightly earlier harvest.

A Selection of Other Tempranillo's from Niagara Region

A Selection of Other Tempranillo's from Canada