One of the ‘noble’ Bordeaux varieties. A late ripener, it is better suited for warmer climates, like Alentejo, where it can reach a good maturity, resulting in wines of intense concentration and color, strong tannins and aromatic complexity, while maintaining it’s freshness, thanks to it’ s ability to maintain it’s natural acidity.
Harvest 2012, our 17th harvest. A record cold and dry winter, followed by a cold and wet spring.
Superlative summer. All in all, a quality driven vintage!
Made exclusively from selected grapes hand picked at optimum maturity from our own vineyards. Fermented without stems under temperature control, frequent delestage, followed by extended skin maceration to enhance varietal fruit characters, and to provide tannin structure and balance. Aged for 12 months in French (100%) oak barrels, and then blended to give balanced varietal fruit and oak components. Bottled, unfined and lightly filtered in April 2014. May be subject to throw a deposit.
Complex wine displaying layered aromas of dark berries and spice, balanced by firm tannins and acidity.
“It does show rather gracefully, though, with a fresh feel and a nicely crafted midpalate. It finishes with fine fruit washing over the palate–never sweet and never sloppy, but laced with some herbs and touches of complexity. In its understated way, this is a Petit Verdot that kept growing on me.” - DRINK 2016 – 2027 - Mark Squires, Robert Parker
"This densely textured wine is dark in color, and rich in tannins and blackberries. The wine is now moving towards a secondary, leather texture and spice flavors." - Oct/2018 - ROGER VOSS - Wine Enthusiast