2021 Petit Verdot


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A limited production of only 72 dozen.

Colour: Deep Ruby Red

Bouquet: Vibrant red fruits of cranberry, raspberry and red currant with floral rose petal notes.

Palate: Cherries and raspberry come thru alongside cinnamon spice with a crunchy acidity in true Petit Verdot style. Lovely biscuity tannins balance and give length to the palate.

Vinification: The grapes were picked in the cool of the morning, destemmed and placed in two 

open fermenters. Innoculated with a neutral yeast and the cap plunged up to four times a day, by hand. After 10 days the wine was kept on extended skins for a further ten days. Then the wine was drained and the must basket pressed off to tank where it underwent a malolactic fermentation which softens the acid. The wine was then racked to a mix of one and two year old French barriques, then left to mature for 10 months. Blended and put to bottle in July 2022.

Vintage 2021: After a very dry 2020 winter, bud burst was early for all varieties. Spring was wetter than average so protection from disease was critical with timely applications of organic sprays when the weather permitted all the way to December. Finally the sun came out at the right time to accelerate ripening of the lower than normal crop load. This was a blessing as harvest approached significant rain events occurred. Hard work in the vineyard opening the canopy for air flow and small crops got all varieties to optimum ripeness with pristine fruit. Marri Blossom was late and netting was required to stop bird damage.