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2017 Petit Verdot

2017 Petit Verdot

Petit Verdot
VA - Loudoun - Middleburg
$48.00 / 750 mL Bottle

  • Alcohol 13.00%
  • pH 3.7
  • Bottling Date 1/3/20
100% Estate Petit Verdot grapes. Aged for 26 months in French oak. Flavors of black plum, blueberry, cassis, violets, and dark chocolate.


WINEMAKING NOTES Our Petit Verdot is made from 100% estate grapes from Casanel Vineyards. After hand-harvesting and sorting in our vineyard, the grapes were gently transported via small lugs to the winery where they were destemmed, sorted again on a vibrating sorting table before being sent into stainless steel tank by gravity. Forgoing cold maceration, the alcoholic fermentation was started and occurred around 75 degrees F. Pump-overs were done every day during the fermentation and, also during the short warm post-maceration, that lasted about 2 weeks. This wine was then pressed and sent to barrels where the malolactic fermentation occurred rapidly. After racking from malolactic fermentation, the wine returned to barrels to be aged for 26 months entirely in French oak Bordeaux barrels (50% new and 50% in neutral French oak). No fining of the wine occurred. After the appropriate aging time elapsed, the wine was simply racked, filtered, and hand-bottled on the Estate. PRODUCTION DETAILS Vintage Year: 2017 Vineyard: 100% Casanel Vineyard – 100% Estate Appellation: AVA Middleburg Composition: 100% Petit Verdot Clone: 02 CERT & 400 Rootstock: 101-14, 3309, & Riparia Gloire Average Vine Age: 9-10 years Harvest Date: 10/05-06/17 Bottling Date: 01/03/2020 Fermentation: Whole-berry in stainless steel Yeast: FX10 ML: 100% pH: 3.70 Alcohol: 12.5% vol. Residual Sugar: < 0.03 g/l in glucose-fructose Aging: 100% French oak New Oak: 50% (50% in new barrels, 10% in 1-year old barrels & 40% in 3-year old barrels) Aging Time: 26 months Cases produced: 217 cases Cellaring: Enjoy it now to 2030 (medium-full body wine)

Winemaker Name

Katie DeSouza Henley & Tyler Henley

Vineyard Name

Casanel Vineyards & Winery