2013 Petit Verdot
Colour: Deep plum with scarlet tints.
Nose: Lifted violets, earthy, leather, blackcurrant, eucalypt, black fruits, floral.
Palate: Initial acid attack precedes sweet black fruits, grippy tannins; clean drying finish.
Drink: Drinking well now and for up to 5 years.
Petit Verdot is a minor variety grown in Bordeaux, which often doesn't ripen there due to a short growing season. Many Swan Valley winemakers have found that a longer growing season produces sensational fruit and justifies the making of a single variety wine. Petit Verdot will be one to watch in the future of the Swan Valley.