Petit Verdot Reserve2018

35.00

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, our Petit Verdot has shown itself able 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

2018

Cellar Life

10yrs

This vintage will be remembered by all Virginia growers as one of the most challenging, characterized by a mild spring with early and very fruitful bud break, followed by well above average rainfall in June and July which required extensive leaf pulling and mowing. In our district we experienced a warm and fairly dry August which allowed some good to very good ripening in whites and certain red varietals, including this Reserve vintage of Petit Verdot, but heavily penalized Cabernet Sauvignon.

Fermentation 7-10 days on the skins in stainless steel
Maceration 5-8 days
Composition Petit Verdot 100%
Aging 12 months French oak barriques
Analysis Alcohol, 13.0%
Residual Sugars, 0.1%
Total Acidity, .57%

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