2016 PETIT VERDOT
Winemakers delight – Low yielding, small berries, great colour and tannin extraction, delightfully varietal in its own way. So different to the standard Shiraz or Cab Sauv in its “savouriness”. Petit Verdot is a minor variety grown in Bordeaux, which often doesn't ripen there due to a short growing season. Many Swan Valley winemakers have found that a longer growing season produces sensational fruit and justifies the making of a single variety wine. Petit Verdot will be one to watch in the future of the Swan Valley.
Colour: Deep purple hues.
Nose: Clean and cool aromas of eucalypt and mint, dusty oak aromas
Palate: Dense and delicious. Gentle flavours of eucalyptus leaf evolve into brooding forest fruits and finish with firm tannins. A wine that shows very little in terms of oak influence, allowed to shine as an intriguing varietal. If you have the patience, sit with a glass of this for half an hour or so and you will find a different aroma and flavour accompanied with every smell/sip.
Drink: Drinking well now up to 4 years
Residual Sugar: <0.5g per litre
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