Petit Verdot 2015

R160.00 VAT Inclusive

Winemakers Comments

This is a stylish full-bodied crisp and spicy wine that highlights the uniqueness of Petit Verdot. Ripe fruit for depth of flavour balanced with good acidity and integrated ripe tannins. The wine has a dark ruby colour and flavours of blackberries and plum.

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Description

History

Lovane, located in Stellenbosch, is the smallest commercial wine estate in South Africa. Established in 2003, our first wines were bottled in 2006. The vineyard is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Our estate wines are made in the old traditional style – all grapes are picked and sorted by hand. The farm is owned by the Visser family, Theresa, Hennie and their twin daughters Andrea and Natalie.

Our wine is made with curiosity, passion and love.

Winemakers Comments

This is a stylish full-bodied crisp and spicy wine that highlights the uniqueness of Petit Verdot. Ripe fruit for depth of flavour balanced with good acidity and integrated ripe tannins. The wine has a dark ruby colour and flavours of blackberries and plum.

Maturation Potential

The wine is ready to drink now, but will mature well for a further 5 years.

The Winemaking

The grapes were harvested by hand during the beginning of March. After destalking and crushing, the must was fermented in open fermenters at 25˚C to 28˚C. The juice was separated from the skins after 10 days. After malolactic fermentation the wine was racked into a combination of new, second and third fill French Oak barrels for a period of 24 months.

Chemical Analysis

Alcohol: 15.5%
Residual Sugar: 1.8 g/l
Total Acidity: 6.1 g/l
pH: 3.5

 

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