Production: 80 Cases
Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts
Variety or Blend: Petit Verdot
Vineyard Designation: Edgerock
Region: Vinemount Ridge
Vine Age: 10-20 years
Soil: Mostly clay with limestone
Wine Style: Dry
Oak: 30% New Oak, 100% French Oak. Aged for 16 months
Alcohol Content: 13.0%
TA: 5.1 g/L
Ageing: Drink now through 2029
Serving Temperature: 14 – 18 degrees Celsius
The 2016 Petit Verdot was harvested with perfect balance and phenolic ripeness. We start by destemming all of the fruit and about 50% of the fruit is crushed, while the other 50% remains whole berry during a 5-7 day cold soak. After cold soaking, we warm up the fruit for alcoholic fermentation.
Once alcoholic fermentation is complete and the tannin structure is right, we gently press each batch of wine off of the skins and pump
it to a settling tank. After settling, each batch of wine is put into specially selected barrels for malolactic fermentation and aging. The wine is
sulphured in barrel to preserve the character and fruit and continues to age with careful monitoring for 16 months. Through tasting
and blending trials, each selected barrel has its wine removed, and is blended into tank which allows it to integrate as the final blend
of wine. This Petit Verdot is specifically made from selected from barrels whose quality and balance was integrated, concentrated and best
for blending to create this small batch wine. A light filtration is carried out before bottling.
Opaque with a bright garnet hue.
Ripe black fruits, licorice, prune, black currants and new leather fill the glass. Underlying notes of sweet floral perfume, violets and hints of lavender. Subtle of cocoa, vanilla and white pepper tantalize your
A big, dark, rich wine with balance and intensity. Blackberries, black currants, dates and figs enter on the palate with underlying
floral notes. A fruit-driven, full bodied wine with focus and concentration, the mid-palate has depth, many gripping tannins and balanced
acidity, all the way to the finish. Flavours of black currants, leather, tar, toast and dried herbs linger. Secondary complexities persist in
the background of this wine including earthy notes and graphite and more flavours will continue to develop and integrate over time.
A wine to drink with red meats and game meats, or to age in your cellar.