This delicious Petit Verdot comes solely from McClellan Vineyard - a terrific spot for Bordeaux varietals. This block of Petit Verdot is trained using a "Fan" training system. This allows for even ripening and soft smooth tannins for this grape.
This late ripener was picked on 10/21/20. The chemistry and flavor of the fruit was at the ideal spot.
Brix - 25.2
pH - 3.7
TA - 5.2 g/L
This ton of fruit came in and was fully desteemed. Then, went through a 24 cold soak before inoculation with BM 45 yeast. The cap was then punched down 3 times per day and was pressed after 10 days when the brix were around 3. This was the best opportunity to grab flavor, but not too many tannins.