Glen Carlou Petit Verdot Tannat 2011

R195.00

R195.00 | Club R165.75

 

This wine is extremely dark red in appearance with light cured cherries and hints of tobacco and sandalwood on the nose. Juicy berries compliment the dark chocolate and slightly oak flavours of this complex, full bodied wine which finishes with soft and silky tannins.

 

This limited release wine was crafted using varieties known for their high tannin concentrations and is well-known for exhibiting spicy characters. These varieties are generally used as blending components and mostly in small amounts.

Tasting Notes

This wine is extremely dark red in appearance with light cured cherries and hints of tobacco and sandalwood on the nose. Juicy berries compliment the dark chocolate and slightly oak flavours of this complex, full bodied wine which finishes with soft and silky tannins.

Awards

Petit Verdot Tannat 2011

 

John Platter Guide 2017: 4 stars*
John Platter Guide 2016: 4 stars*
John Platter Guide 2015: 4 stars*

 

Petit Verdot Tannat 2009

 

John Platter Guide 2014: 4 stars
Neil Martin, Wine Advocate: 81 points, October 2014
Mundus Vini 2014: Gold

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Additional Information

Varieties

Petit Verdot 85%, Tannat 15%

Harvest Date

March 2011

Analysis

Alc: 14% | RS: 1.8 | TA: 6.4g/l | pH: 3.54

Fermentation

3-4 weeks in stainless steel tanks which were pumped over 3-4 times a day as required. 1-2 weeks maceration on skins.

Ageing

18 months: third and fourth fill French oak

Bottling Date

July 2014

Winemaker’s Note

Traditionally Petite Verdot and Tannat exhibit greenness and harsh tannins when grown in cooler climes, however, Petit Verdot and Tannat we have grown on the property exhibits soft and elegant tannins and is loaded with primary fruit. Head winemaker Arco Laarman’s appreciation of petit Verdot inspired him to make this unusual blend and to let the fruit express fully by using older oak barrels.

Food Pairing & Recipes

Enjoy with venison loin with a harissa crust, cumin yoghurt, dried fruit & almond couscous or prime rib on the bone.

 

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