Shaw Family Vintners Single Vineyard 'The Backup' Plan Petit Verdot
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When the Shaw boys all showed signs of joining the family business they were reminded of Richard’s philosophy of always having a back-up plan. He collected dozens of tractors so that there was never less than two ready for every implement, usually a few to spare, and each of the boys had to have a truck licence, just in case. As a result they’ve never been caught short in the vineyard and this Petit Verdot exhibits the character you would expect from such dedication.
|Petit Verdot first gained fame as a blending grape, but there are now numerous phenomenal standalone Petit Verdot wines, such as this one. The fruit for this wine is sourced from our Currency Creek vineyards and picked later in the season, once the ideal flavour development is achieved. Fermented for approximately 7 days , it is then pressed into a combination of French and American oak. The wine was then oak aged for 24 months to soften the tannins and add vanillin, toasty flavours.
|Vibrant garnet red.
|A complex nose with layers of black fruits such as blackberry, plum and dark cherry. The wine also exhibits hints of violets and leather ensconced in sweet vanillin oak.
|Rich and full on the palate, this wine displays soft, smooth tannins that coat the mouth and highlight dark fruits on the finish.
|Preservative 220 added.
|food matching guide
|Pairs perfectly with rich meat dishes such as Chinese barbeque pork and lamb kebabs—and also with Manchego cheese