2018 Vinography Petit Verdot

Retail
R600.00
Member
R510.00
Case
R3,600.00
Case (Member)
R3,060.00
Varieties
Petit Verdot
Vintage
2018
Country
South Africa
Region
walker bay
Alcohol
14.1%
Bottle size
750 mL

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Description

This power of this wine lies in its elegance and all the delicate nuances that define a sophisticated red wine. It delivers on a montage of red and dark fruit, hemmed with a gentle perfume of lavender, freshly pruned roses and hints of Turkish delight. To balance the fruit, overbaked capsicum, graphite notes and a slight peppery note adds a savoury gloss.

Winemaking Notes

Harvested at optimal ripeness, the grapes were cooled overnight followed by bunch- and berry sorting the next morning. After three days of cold maceration, the juice was allowed to warm up to 16 ˚ C. To enhance the intrinsic qualities of petit verdot, a combination of techniques like whole berry fermentation and fermenting it at cooler temperatures were introduced to accentuate aromas and texture. Alcoholic fermentation lasted eight days with gentle pump overs to aid delicate flavour and colour extraction. Pressed off the skins before fermentation was completed, the wine was settled in tank and transferred to a barrel for malolactic fermentation.
Maturation: 22 months| Oak: French | Production: 660 bottles

Growing Conditions

Vinography encapsulates the spirit of our cool climate where the ocean meets ancient soils. Synonymous with producing elegant wines, this Petit Verdot is an exciting addition to the Walker Bay. It joins in the storytelling of Vinography, representing a journal kept by both nature and winemakers on the Benguela Cove Wine Estate to highlight the characteristics of a single vineyard. The vineyard performed above expectation with the promise of delivering a wine true to its origin.
Soil: Decomposed granite | Slope: north-east facing | Clone: 8719 | Vine age: 2008 | Ha: 0.95

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