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.
RS: 2.6 g/l
TA: 5.5 g/l
North West facing slopes
Well drained Hutton & Glenrosa soils
Small block – 0.55 hectares in extent. With a mere 1400 vines.
Vertical shoot positioning (VSP) with two movable wires
Used sparingly, to supplement evaporative losses during grape ripening & verasion (changing from green to red colour)
At optimum ripeness during early and middle March. Petit Verdot the latest ripener was harvested in early April
Between 23.5˚ & 24.5˚B for all 5 cultivars -hence the relatively low alcohol concentration