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Petit Verdot 2017 Limited Release

Intense colour, fragrant nose, rich flavours & soft tannins

$22.00 CELLAR CLUB
$19.80

DESCRIPTION

Tasting Notes

The name Petit Verdot meaning ‘small green’ is derived from the late ripening which often comes too late in its historical home of Bordeaux. The long extended summers of Rutherglen are ideally suited to full and complete ripening, producing an intensely coloured and fragrant style with a spectrum of ripe dark fruits. - Colin & Jules Campbell

Wine Making

The grapes were crushed to stainless steel tanks for 7-8 days on skins before pressing and completing primary fermentation in French and American oak puncheons (500l). Extended maturation has given time for the tannins to soften and fully integrate before bottling.

Cellaring

The 2017 vintage was typical of Rutherglen’s long and dry autumns. 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 3 to 5 years and serve as a mature wine with braised beef cheeks.

Technical

The Grapes: Petit Verdot harvested from Rutherglen vineyards.
Date Tasted: March 2019
Alcohol: 14%
T.A (g/l): 6.5g/l
pH: 3.6pH

The name Petit Verdot meaning ‘small green’ is derived from the late ripening which often comes too late in its historical home of Bordeaux. The long extended summers of Rutherglen are ideally suited to full and complete ripening, producing an intensely coloured and fragrant style with a spectrum of ripe dark fruits. - Colin & Jules Campbell

Palate:

Deep, ruby red. Fragrant notes of blackberries and blackcurrant are supported by hints of violets and cedar. The wine is medium bodied with plush black fruits at the forefront. Extended maturation in a mix of French and American puncheons provides further complex notes of char and cedar. The finely textured palate is underpinned by integrated tannins and a rich line and length that is quintessentially Peti
The grapes were crushed to stainless steel tanks for 7-8 days on skins before pressing and completing primary fermentation in French and American oak puncheons (500l). Extended maturation has given time for the tannins to soften and fully integrate before bottling.
The 2017 vintage was typical of Rutherglen’s long and dry autumns. 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 3 to 5 years and serve as a mature wine with braised beef cheeks.
The Grapes: Petit Verdot harvested from Rutherglen vineyards.
Date Tasted: March 2019
Alcohol: 14%
T.A (g/l): 6.5g/l
pH: 3.6pH
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