Petit Verdot Reserve2013

31.99

Petit Verdot Reserve

The distinctively darkly colored and assertively tannic blending varietal of Bordeaux, cultivated here originally for its contribution to Octagon and with those strict standards, Petit Verdot has been gracefully blended with Nebbiolo to satisfy a winelover’s taste for rich, earthy dark berry flavors and great palate length. Produced in this way in limited volume, the wine is capable of extended cellar life, and benefits from several years in bottle.

Year

2013

Cellar Life

18yrs

A superlative vintage from every perspective, yet so dry that arduous irrigation in selected areas of the vineyard were necessary, even into harvest weeks.

Critics Challenge International Wine Competition, 2015 Gold Medal 91 points
State Fair of Virginia Wine Competition 2015 Gold Medal
Fermentation 7-10 days on the skins in stainless steel
Maceration 5-8 days
Composition Petit Verdot 80%, Nebbiolo 20%
Aging 12 months new French oak barriques
Analysis Alcohol, 14.4%
Residual Sugars, 0.0%
Total Acidity, .53%

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