R165.00

Saartjie Petit Verdot 2018

Saartjie Petit Verdot 2017. A beautifully structured full-bodied wine with good aging potential.

R 870/case of 6

Description

Saartjie Petit Verdot 2018

The 2017 Saartjie Petit Verdot displays a lovely deep hue, characteristic of its varietal. On the nose, we find hints of violets, dark berries, and liquorice. With cassis and dark chocolate following on to the palate. An impressive tannin structure and persistent finish, this is a full-bodied wine that will benefit from further aging.

The Saartjie range of single cultivar wines, are estate-grown and produced from small single blocks of vines. The utmost care and careful selection take place to ensure only the best wines are produced as a result. The Saartjie name was introduced after our winemaker’s Jack Russell pup, Saartjie.

 

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