2016 Petit Verdot – New Release

GRAPE VARIETY: Petit Verdot
VINTAGE: 2016
REGION: 100% One Tree Hill
ANALYSIS: 14.0% Alcohol, Residual Sugar < 2g/L
CELLAR POTENTIAL: This wine is approachable upon release, but will benefit with carefully cellaring of 5+ years
COLOUR: Lovely clarity with a bright purple hue.
BOUQUET: Lifted aromas of perfume spice, violets, raspberries and dark chocolate.
PALATE: Intense and layered flavours of plums, coffee with a lovely long and silky finish.
VINEYARD & VITICULTURE: Sourced from a single low yielding vineyards from Southern One Tree Hill, with an average yield of 1.5 tonne per acre.
WINEMAKING: Crushed and destemmed to open top fermentors, where cooling was employed throughout the fermentation between 18-25oC. There was two pump overs and one hand plunge every day to optimise flavour, colour and tannin extraction. After 7 days of fermentation the fermented wine was then gently Basket Pressed to a settling tank for 2 days, where it was then racked to older oak barrels to undergo Malolactic fermentation.
STORAGE/MATURATION: 18 months in seasoned French oak hogsheads.

Awards for this wine:

  • GOLD Medal – 2014 Small Winemakers Show
  • GOLD Medal – 2014 National Cool Climate Wine Show (Highest In Class)
  • 4 ½ STARS – Winestate Magazine (Highest Awarded Wine in Category) 2015
  • Nominated Wine of the Year – Winestate Magazine 2015