2017 Vinography Petit Verdot
The power of this wine lies in its elegance and delicate notes that define a sophisticated red wine. It delivers on a montage of intense red and dark fruit, hemmed with a gentle perfume of lavender, roses and hints of Turkish delight. To balance the fruit, oven baked capsicum, graphite notes and a slight peppery note adds a savoury gloss.
Harvested at optimal ripeness, the grapes were cooled overnight followed by bunch and berry sorting the next morning. After three days of cold maceration, the juice was allowed to warm up to 16 ˚ C. To enhance the intrinsic qualities of Petit Verdot, a combination of techniques like whole berry fermentation and fermenting at cooler temperatures were introduced to accentuate aromas and texture.
Alcoholic fermentation lasted eight days with gentle pump overs to aid delicate flavour and colour extraction. Pressed off the skins before fermentation was completed, the wine was settled in tank and transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation.
Vinography encapsulates the spirit of our cool climate where the ocean meets ancient soils. It represents a journal kept by both nature and winemaker on the Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate to highlight the characteristics of a single vineyard. The Petit Verdot vineyard performed above expectation with the promise of delivering a wine true to its origin.
Soil: weathered shale|Slope: north-east facing vineyards|Clone: 8719 |Ha: 0.95
- Varieties Petit Verdot
- Vintage 2017
- Country South Africa
- Region Walker Bay
- Alcohol 14.1%
- Bottle size750 mL
- Serving temp: 14 - 16 ˚C
- Cellaring potential: Up until 10 years from vintage
- Maturation: 22 months | Oak: French
- Production: 660 bottles
Duck and sausage cassoulet | well-aged cheese | venison