2018 Petit Verdot
Huerhuero VineyardVarietal - Petit Verdot Estate Series
Petit Verdot is a Bordeaux variety predominantly used for blending due to its dark color and high tannin contributions in the finished wine. Indeed at Vina Robles, a small percentage of this variety typically finds its way into our Cabernet Sauvignon wines for this purpose. However, we have found the variety exhibits richness and balance without the excessive astringency when grown in our estate vineyards. As such, we singled out a small lot offering from our Huerhuero Vineyard to showcase its exceptional qualities as a standalone wine.
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The grapes were handpicked in the cool morning hours and sorted in the vineyard. They were gently crushed and then allowed to ferment in small stainless steel tanks. Various extraction techniques were implemented during the progressive stages of fermentation to enhance fruit flavors and balance mouthfeel. The wine was then transferred into barrels to complete malolactic fermentation and spent 20 months in French oak barrels.
- Appellation Paso Robles
- Vineyard Designation Huerhuero Vineyard
- Harvest Date Nov. 3 – Nov. 5, 2018
- Acid 5.3
- pH 3.89
- Aging 20 months in French, Hungarian, and American oak barrels
- Bottling Date Jun. 2020
- Alcohol % 15