2016 MadFish Petit Verdot
A delightfully named variety, Petit Verdot, ‘Petit’ for the small sized berries & ‘Verdot’ meaning ‘green one ’referring to its sometime difficulty in ripening. One of Bordeaux’s classic grape varieties, Petit Verdot is prized for its colour, structure & lovely scent. Due to these qualities it is generally blended with Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot to add richness. In these Bordeaux blends it plays a minor role as small portions are grown due to the cool weather & its late ripening nature. However in the warmer climes of California, Spain & Australia plantings of it are increasing as it gains notoriety as a stand-alone varietal.
Our Petit Verdot was planted in our Margaret River, Willyabrup, Leston vineyard in 2000. Generally blended into our Cabernet Sauvignons, the 2016 harvest of Petit Verdot was exceptional & therefore, for the first time, we have bottled the entire pick as a single vineyard varietal.
This deep purple wine bursts with soft, floral aromas of violets & dark cherry & blackberry fruits. A full bodied wine with an earthy base, the palate is rich, generous, & lengthy with sensual waves of dark mulberry & blackberry & plum fruit flavour. A variety of contrasts – bold tannins that are ripe & inviting, an intensity of fruit, and yet a delicacy of flavours tingling on the palate.
Variety: 100% Petit Verdot
Style: Full bodied red wine
Brand Name: MadFish
Bottle Size: 750ml
Pack Size: 12 bottles
Region: Margaret River
Cellaring: Will drink well now and will develop complex aging characters over the next 5 years.
BOTTLE PRICE: $17.00