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2016 Petit Verdot

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2016 Petit Verdot
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Wine Specs
Petit Verdot
Similkameen Valley
Vineyard Designation
Corcelettes Estate Vineyard
Harvest Date
October 30, 2016
18 months in French oak barrels
Bottling Date
June 15, 2018
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
"The price on this struck me as being a little ambitious until I dug a little deeper, uncovering its exclusive nature. Coming from just under a half acre of plantings, this Petit Verdot grown in stemwinder soils is the epitome of a limited release: only three small barrels were made, which translates to just 70 cases of unfiltered, handcrafted deliciousness. There’s an elegance here, with violets and dusty cocoa on the nose, then truffles, stewed raspberries, cherries, and currants on the palate. Although the tannins are well-placed, the wine’s structure is that of a bottle maybe a couple years older, a little more ready to drink. Perhaps it’s the limestone-rich soils, but there’s a liveliness of structure here, crushed rocks and brilliant acidity rising to the surface." - Kurtis Kolt, The Georgia Straight
91 points- Wine Align, National Wine Awards of Canada 2019 89 points- Anthony Gismondi "Wines like this remind us of the seemingly unlimited potential to make wine in BC, and particularly in the Similkameen Valley. From a half acre of vines grown over stony ancient Stemwinder soils, winemaker Charlie Corcelettes produced only three barrels of petit verdot (some 70 cases). Floral, bright and inviting, this super vibrant New World style Petit Verdot offers fully ripe fruit and very lively acidity knitting the finish into a long, linear event. Impressive. I would age this three to five years to see the final result..."
Gold Medal- NWAC 2019
Vineyard Notes
100% Corcelettes Estate Vineyard, Stemwinder soil, Similkameen Valley.
Production Notes
Harvested by hand, unfined and unfiltered.
Food Pairing Notes
Osso Buco Milanese, hands down our favorite! On the vegetarian side grilled portabello mushrooms or eggplant veggie dishes are great.
70 cases crafted.
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