2018 Petit Lot Petit Verdot
50 cases produced
The Petit Verdot is planted in our Home block right on the Ironstone/laterite ridge that runs in an East West direction to the back of the property. The ability of this block to showcase the earth in the resulting wine is outstanding. The topsoil varies across this block from fertile karri loam to a gravelly sandy loam, dig down 30cm and the laterite begins, rock upon rock. The physical slope coupled with the gravelly nature of this block ensure it is very free draining, small, concentrated berries are the result. The vines have a North South orientation ensuring that they get ample sunlight during the ripening period. This is the boldest wine that we produced from the stunning 2018 vintage, it’s dark and inky with aromas of blackberries, cassis and prunes complemented by lifted floral notes, dark chocolate, cigar box, tobacco leaf and dried herbs. An incredibly complex and highly intriguing nose that will see you uncovering yet another nuance every time you come back to it. On the palate it opens with rich dark berry fruit, subtle and well-integrated cedary oak, and a hint of cacao, but also evokes images of red earth and black olive tapenade as it lingers on the palate. This Petit Verdot is very linear and beautifully structured with a perfect balance between fruit, the surprisingly fine-grained tannins and its lively acidity. The finish seems to go on forever. Cellar to 2030.
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