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Stratus Vineyards Tempranillo


Niagara Region

Cellar Door Price $42.00

Serving Temperature 18.0
Alcohol 12.9%
Drinking Start Year 2017
Drinking End Year 2021

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

2013 started 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 concentrations. Harvest dates were near Stratus-normal.

A Selection of Other Tempranillo's from Niagara Region

A Selection of Other Tempranillo's from Canada