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16 varietals. One wine. An unparalleled sparkling rosé in Niagara. And the world.
The latest of our "Trials" is an alluring blend of all 16 grape varietals grown at Stratus.
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Gamay, Gewürztraminer, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Syrah, Tannat, Tempranillo, Viognier, Sangiovese
J-L Groux / Dean Stoyka
Lightly effervescent and peachy orange in hue, aromas of red apple, pomegranate and apricot blossom follow with notes of basil leaf, tangerine, and ruby grapefruit. Rich and full, yet fine, fruity and bright. This may just be our most daring 'Trials' to date.
By all accounts, the quality of grapes in 2022
was exceptional across the board. Unfortunately, the 2022 crop was small, producing on average, just 50% of the yield of previous years.
The new year got off to a very cold start, with extreme cold temperatures throughout January and into February, the weather was variable with big swings in temperature, from unseasonably warm, to cooler than average. March gave a preview of spring, with warm weather and some melting, only to have winter
re-emerge for a second act. April continued the
theme, with colder than usual temperatures.
Summer was relatively warm and dry, with a
few storms bringing a lot of rain all at once,
but the weather was otherwise agreeable for
grape growing. 2022 wines will be highly
sought-after for both their quality and scarcity.