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R125.00

Petit Verdot 2016

R 750.00 per case of 6

Description

Rich deep garnet red colour. Concentrated Cassis, Violets and liquorice aroma on the nose, with hints of spice, smoky and oak flavours on the palate. Dense palate with impressive tannin structure and persistent finish. Drinking well now but will continue to improve over the next 5 to 7 years.

ANALYSIS

Alc: 13.33%  RS: 2.3g/l  TA: 5.5g/l  pH: 3.68

 

Tasting Notes

VINEYARD:

North West facing slopes

SOIL TYPE:

Well drained Hutton & Glenrosa soils

VINEYARD AREA:

Small block – 0.55 hectares in extent. With a mere 1400 vines.

TRELLIS:

Vertical shoot positioning (VSP) with two movable wires

IRRIGATION:

Used sparingly, to supplement evaporative losses during grape ripening & verasion (changing from green to red colour)

HARVESTED:

At optimum ripeness during early and middle March. Petit Verdot the latest ripener was harvested in early April

DEGREE BALLING:

Between 23.5˚ & 24.5˚B for all 5 cultivars -hence the relatively low alcohol concentration