Gemtree Vineyards




Wines

Phantom Preservative Free PV 2012

Technical Details:

Colour
Garnet with purple hue
Nose
Spicy, red cherry, cinnamon, turmeric violets and cloves.
Palate
The 2012 preservative free Petit Verdot has had ZERO additions, no SO2, yeast or acid. The palate displays red berries, spice, elongated tannins and firm acidity. The 2012 Petit Verdot shows remarkable approachability for its age due to its natural status.
Food
Pork belly, Foie Gras, lamb back strap, French Braised Potatoes and Smoked Duck Breast with Italian Vinegar
Alcohol
14.5
Cellaring
Drink young (Now-2014)
Vintage Notes

Good winter rains gave the vines plenty of reserves for the 2012 growing season. Spring was dry and mild encouraging even and balanced growth. We shoot thin during the growing season to remove all unwanted shoots and to eliminate “crowding” of the bunches. Vintage commenced earlier, which allowed us harvest when sugars were lower and natural acids high. However, tannin or phenological ripeness was at full maturity.

 


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