Kingston Eminent Petit Verdot 2012
The Kingston Echelon range showcases South Australia’s finest varieties from the finest regions. Only wines of exceptional fruit vibrancy and flavour intensit, wines that have perfect drinkability now and are able to age in a cellar beautifully.
This elegant Petit Verdot displays layers of bright berry fruit and herbs on the nose which follow through onto the palate which, along with well integrated oak, gives way to a generous finish.
The fruit was fermented in 20t static fermenters and pumped over 3 times per day for the first 4 days. Ferment temperatures allowed to peak at 25-27°C. Next the wine was drained off to finish fermentation in new American and French oak barrels.
Only light pressings were combined with the free run juice. Wines were left to settle for 7-14 days and then racked in American and French oak barrels for 18 months maturation.