2009 RESERVE PETIT VERDOT / CABERNET
Petit Verdot 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 40%
As with all Geddes wine labels there is a process when all barrels are laid out and judged individually. It's not until the results are gathered that decisions are then made. Tough scrutiny makes great wines. There is no pressure to make products every year, the products make themselves. From a cool and long ripening seson came one of the best vintages for red wine in McLaren Vale. After maturation and barrel selection came a reserve Petit Verdot Cabernet Sauvignon. Selection is decided by oak characters and integration. This decision is made on how the fruit intensity shines above anything else. Petit Verdot is well suited to McLaren Vale climate. It ripens slow with long hanging time on the vine giving rich and vibrant flavours. It has natural high acidity and tannin which gives it a personality unique to this variety. Known for its red fruits and violet nose, it has generous fruit structure which is well suited to blending with Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cabernet Sauvignon is from low cropping, dry grown 45 year old vines. The structure of the Cabernet and generosity of the Petit Verdot makes a full structure blend. This wine has been aged in 100% new extra tight grain French oak. Matured in our own cellars and released when the winemaker believes its ready for the consumers.
pH 3.58 TA 7.0g/L Alcohol 14.4%