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Stratus Vineyards Wildass Sauvignon Blanc

Wildass Sauvignon Blanc

Niagara Region

Cellar Door Price $16.75

Sauvignon Blanc 100.0%
Serving Temperature 10.0
Alcohol 14.0%
Drinking Start Year 2013
Drinking End Year 2017

Juicy pear, passion fruit, and super ripe blood orange dominate on both the nose and palate. The mouthfeel is weighty and filling. The higher alcohol is balanced out with a medium acidity, showing the hallmarks of Sauvignon Blanc in a hot and dry year. Best enjoyed well chilled.

Growing Conditions

The winter of 2012 was warmer and drier than in previous years with vine development starting very early in the season. An extremely warm March was followed by significantly cooler temperatures and frost in April. While devastating for many of our neighboring tender fruit growers, our vineyard buds had not yet "woken" to spring when the frosts hit and the crop thankfully did not suffer. Bud break did occur about 16 days earlier than usual which extended the length of the growing season. Summer temperatures continued to be above average with July being much drier than normal. Overall, the hot, dry climate resulted in the best growing season for Stratus to date and provided flawless fruit for an impressive lineup of wines.

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