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Millbrook Winery Estate Petit Verdot, Perth Hills, Western Australia

2017 estate petit verdot


$40.00

$36.00

colour

Inky deep purple.

aroma

Huge, vibrant and abundant nose, bursting with black and red berries. 

palate

A rich, concentrated core of blackberry, overlaid with smooth morello cherry and notes of cola and liquorice. A full-bodied, larger-than-life style, with great structure supported by rich, ripe tannins that ensure a long, textured finish.  

cellaring

While it's drinking beautifully now, the power and concentration of this style gives it the potential to age for ten or more years from vintage. 

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vintage 

The Petit Verdot vines on the Millbrook estate were planted in 1996 on a shallow gravel ridge, with a south-west aspect. 2017 began with some late rain occurring in early February. Everything on the estate was still unripe and so wasn’t affected negatively. The remainder of the growing season was warm and dry, which allowed for the fruit to ripen at full potential with no issue.

winemaking

All the fruit was hand harvested from the estate vineyards in Jarrahdale. It was cold soaked for three days prior to a ten-day fermentation, with the cap plunged twice daily for optimal colour and flavour extraction. Following a gentle pressing, the wine was matured for 20 months in 50% new and 50% one-year-old French oak barriques. 

region

Perth Hills (Millbrook Winery Estate)

variety

Petit Verdot

analysis

  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.7
  • TA: 7.2 g/L

Fabulous with a herb-crusted roast rack of Western Australian lamb. 

 

perth hills wine show 2019

 

best red varietal

best dry red wine