Sutherland Petit Verdot Reserve 2015

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R300.00 per bottle (incl. VAT)

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$18.52 per bottle

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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.

Maturation

Potential to develop beautifully over the next ten years.

Food Pairing

A perfect partner to your herb crusted lamb kebab.

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Tasting Notes

Varietal Petit Verdot 100%
Root stock Mgt 101-14
Soil type Tukulu
Age of vines Planted 2005
Plant density 2353 vines per ha
Trellising 7 wire Perold system, with movable foliage wires.
Yield 15 t/ha
Irrigation Supplementary drip
Vintage A wet start to the season delaying harvest and putting extra pressure on the cellar. The resultant wines show great purity and finesse.
Picking date 9 March 2015
Grape sugar 25.53 °B
Acidity 7.23 g/l
pH at harvest 3.28
Yeasts Natural occurring yeast
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 2.30 g/l
pH 3.58
Total acidity 5.77 g/l
Alcohol 14.5%
Maturation Enjoy now through to 2027

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.

All vintages:

2015