R165.00

Saartjie Petit Verdot 2018

R 990.00 per case of 6

Description

Deep Intense dark colour, Cassis and bold black fruits with hints of spice and liquorice on the nose. Dense palate with impressive tannic structure and persistent finish. Enjoy now or within a few years.

ANALYSIS

Alc: 14.85%

RS: 2.6 g/l 

TA: 5.5 g/l 

pH: 3.67

 

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