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 2017 Petit Verdot was harvested with perfect balance and phenolic ripeness. We started 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, when ready, and is blended into tank which allows it to integrate as the final
blend of wine. This Petit Verdot is specifically selected barrels who quality and balance was integrated, concentrated and best for blending
to create this small batch wine. A light filtration is carried out before bottling.
Slightly opaque with a bright garnet hue.
Ripe black fruits, licorice, plum jam, black currants and new leather fill the glass. Underlying notes of sweet floral perfume of
violets and hints of savoury herbs. Subtle hints of cocoa, vanilla and white pepper tantalize your nose.
A balanced wine with blackberries, currants and figs upon entry on the palate. Floral notes follow with a medium to full bodied
mid-palate. A focused wine with velvety tannins and a balanced acidity. Secondary complexities persist in the background including hints of tea
leaf, earthy notes and subtle graphite that will continue to develop over time. A wine to drink with hearty meals of red meats or game meats.