Petit Verdot 2011

Marqués de Griñón

This wine is made entirely from Petit Verdot sourced from a pioneer single-estate vineyard, first planted in 1992. The grapes are harvested in multiple passes, then fermented separately by parcel in stainless steel followed by 12-18 months of aging in first and second-passage French barriques. The final wine stands as a delicious testament to the meticulous handling from grape to bottle.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby-red in color with purple reflections, this wine is graced by notes of ripe blackberry fruit, licorice, fresh ground pepper and a hint of toasted oak. On the palate it exhibits flavors of spicy black cherry, fennel, verbena, oregano, and winter savory. Structured tannins, excellent depth and concentration.

Food Pairing

This wine is a perfect match for beef stews, shepherds pie, or slow roasted lamb shank.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
The Dominio de Valdepusa vineyard
Vineyard size:
125 acres
Soil composition:
Calcareous Clay-Loam
Training method:
Vertical Shoot Positioning - Ballerina
Elevation:
1,617 feet
Vines/acre:
800
Yield/acre:
2.0 tons
Exposure:
Southeastern
Year vineyard planted:
1992-1999
First vintage of this wine:
1994
Bottles produced of this wine:
13,500
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Petit Verdot
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
14-16 days
Fermentation temperature:
75-82 °F
Maceration technique:
Cold Soak Maceration; Racking, Punchdown, Pumpovers, and Aeration
Length of maceration:
2 days; 7-15 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barriques
Size of aging container:
225 L
Age of aging container:
New-One year
Type of oak:
French
Length of aging before bottling:
12-18 months
Length of bottle aging:
22 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
14.5% %
pH level:
3.7
Residual sugar:
2.4 g/L
Acidity:
5.5 g/L
Dry extract:
0.0 g/L

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