Petit Verdot 2013 Limited ReleaseSOLD OUT
Deep purple with a burgundy hue. Fragrant notes of ripe plum and bramble are supported by hints of violets and cedar. The wine is medium bodied with dark brooding fruit of blackcurrant
and cassis. Extended maturation in a mix of French and American puncheons provides further complex notes of char and dried herb. The finely textured palate is underpinned by integrated tannins and a rich line and length that is quintessentially petit verdot.
The grapes were crushed to stainless steel tanks for 7-8 days on skins before pressing and completing primary fermentation in French and American puncheons. Extended maturation has given time for the tannins to soften and fully integrate before bottling.
The 2013 vintage was one where everything worked in our favour. The extended ripening period provided ideal conditions for the grapes to develop intense colour, depth of fruit and flavour. Enjoyable now with char grilled meats or cellar for several years and serve as a mature wine with braised beef cheeks.
"The name Petit Verdot meaning ‘small green’ is derived from the late ripening which often comes too late in its historcial home of Bordeaux. The long extended summers of Rutherglen are ideally suited to full and complete ripening, producing an intensley coloured and fragrant style with a spectrum of ripe dark fruits." - Colin Campbell