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2013 Petit Verdot

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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.