Sutherland Petit Verdot Reserve 2019
An intense melange of white pepper, violets and dark chocolate on the nose that leads to a toasted tobacco and cigar box finish on the palate. A serious wine that would own a place in any cellar.
A perfect partner to your herb crusted lamb kebab.
|Varietal||Petit Verdot 100%|
|Root stock||Mgt 101-14|
|Age of vines||Planted 2005|
|Plant density||2353 vines per ha|
|Trellising||7 wire Perold system, with movable foliage wires.|
|Vintage||Cool weather conditions constituted smaller more concentrated berries, leading to wines with great natural acidity and flavour|
|Picking date||26 February 2019|
|Grape sugar||24.9 °B|
|pH at harvest||3.4|
|Fermentation temp||28 °C|
|Method||De-stalked, hand sorting of berries, crushed and pumped into stainless steel tanks, pumped over for 5 days once per day, left for 2 days before pressing. Racked to barrel for malolactic fermentation. Wine spends 18 months in 225l new French oak barrels.|
|Residual sugar||1.6 g/l|
|Total acidity||6.0 g/l|
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