Petit Verdot 2013

This wine is made entirely from Petit Verdot sourced from a pioneer single-estate vineyard, first planted in 1992. The grapes are harvested in multiple passes, then fermented separately by parcel in stainless steel followed by 12-18 months of aging in first and second-passage French barriques. The final wine stands as a delicious testament to the meticulous handling from grape to bottle.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby-red in color with purple reflections, this wine is graced by notes of ripe blackberry fruit, licorice, fresh ground pepper and a hint of toasted oak. On the palate it exhibits flavors of spicy black cherry, fennel, verbena, oregano, and winter savory. Structured tannins, excellent depth and concentration.

Food Pairing

This wine is a perfect match for beef stews, shepherds pie, or slow roasted lamb shank.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Dominio de Valdepusa vineyard
Vineyard size
125 acres
Soil composition
Limestone
Training method
Vertical Shoot Positioning - Ballerina
Elevation
1,617 feet
Vines/acre
800
Yield/acre
2 tons
Exposure
Southeastern
Year vineyard planted
1992-1999
First vintage of this wine
1994
Bottles produced of this wine
13,500
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Petit Verdot
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
New-One year
Length of alcoholic fermentation
14-16 days
Fermentation temperature
75-82 °F
Maceration technique
Cold Soak Maceration; Racking, Punchdown, Pumpovers, and Aeration
Maceration length
2 days; 7-15
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
22 months
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
12-18 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14.5 %

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