Production: 150 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: 100% French Oak, 90% New Oak. Aged for 16 months
Alcohol Content: 13.7%
TA: 5.0 g/L
Ageing: Drink now through 2029
Serving Temperature: 14 – 18 degrees Celsius
The 2015 Petit Verdot was harvested with perfect balance and phenolic ripeness. We started by de-stemming all of the fruit and about 50% of the fruit was 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.
Opaque garnet with a bright garnet hue.
Sweet floral perfume lifts out of the glass; violets, lilac and hints of lavender. Ripe black fruits, licorice, prune, raisin and new leather follow. Underlying hints of cocoa, vanilla and pepper tantalize your nose.
A big, dark, rich wine with balance and intensity. Blackberries, blackcurrants and raisins enter on the palate with underlying floral notes. A fruit-driven, full-bodied wine with focus and concentration, the mid-palate has depth, layered tannins and balanced acidity, all the way to the finish. Flavours of blackcurrants, leather, tar, toast and dried herbs linger. Secondary complexities persist in the background of this wine and will continue to develop and integrate over time a wine to drink with red meats or to age in your cellar.