Stratus Blanc de Blancs 2013
This Blanc de Blancs, Méthode Traditionnelle sparkling wine is made from 100% Estate-Grown Chardonnay and aged on lees for six years before disgorgement. The label mirrors the mural that has graced The Stratus tasting room since the winery opened. The painting is one of a collection called Constellation Series by Canadian artist Richard Halliday who describes these paintings as "Ideographic Self Portraits".
"Prior to joining Stratus Vineyards in 2004, winemaker Jean-Laurent Groux worked for 16 years at Hillebrand Estates (now Trius Wines) in Niagara-on-the-Lake where he established the popular Trius Brut brand, one of the country’s earliest bottled fermented sparkling wines. That legacy means his first sparkling wine release from Stratus has created quite a stir. “People are expecting the moon,” he explains. Even with such high hopes, this outstanding 100 percent chardonnay bubbly is sure to impress. Charming and bright, with great balance and purity, this is dry but not austere. It’s a stunning debut. Drink now to 2025."