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Driftwood Estate Artifacts Petit Verdot

Driftwood Estate Artifacts Petit Verdot

Driftwood Estate Artifacts Petit Verdot

Brilliant vivid violet red.
Fragrant aromas of wild rose, raspberry jam, violets and dark chocolate.
The wine is balanced on the palate by bright acidity and elegant tannins
layered with mulberry and cranberry fruits and oak spice drawing out a long
and persistent finish.
100% Barrel fermentation (27% new French oak) for 16 months.
Drink now to 5-10 years.
The Petit Verdot batch came in clean and vibrant on the 12th of April with
analytical specs of 14.0 °Be, 9.6 g/L TA and 3.15 ph. The batch was machine
harvested in the cool of the night and crushed to open fermenters. Colour and
phenolics were gently extracted using aerate and closed punch down
techniques. The batch was co-inoculated for MLF and pressed off skins at or
around 0°Be. Once primary fermentation and MLF was completed in tank the
wine was transferred to a mixture of new and old French oak barrels for 16
months maturation. 

This wine is 85% Petit Verdot with additional nuances obtained from 11% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Shiraz. The grapes were harvested in late March, fermented in tanks and aged in a mixture of new and 1/2 year old French oak barrels, 25% new.

The wine has pronounced aromas of satuma plum, blueberry pie, mocha and vanilla pod.

On taste it is lush, layered with plum compote and maraschino cherry flavours.  The tannins are soft and supple, it has balanced acidity with a lingering oak spice finish.

The Artifacts wines are Estate wines. The fruit benefits from this stunning location which attracts the nautical influences of cool sea breezes and adequate rainfall, as well as the deep, well-drained gravel loam soils and warm dry summers, allowing the grapes to ripen under perfect conditions.

These wines are truly varietal, showcasing the Wilyabrup sub-region perfectly. Our winemakers then create wines of elegance and purity while also allowing the power, structure and intensity of the fruit from this sub-region to shine.

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Producer: Colour: RedGrape: AustralianRegion: Western Australia, Margaret RiverAlcohol: 14%Grape Details: Petit Verdot (Duriff)

£23.00 a bottle

3 in stock


Driftwood Estate

Driftwood Estate is a boutique winery set in the stunning Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River, Western Australia. Established by Tom and Helen Galopoulos in 1989 on what had previously been a country retreat, the winery immediately received acclaim when its first wine, a Semillon produced in 1993, won a special commendation in a British competition.
In 2009, leading Australian wine writer James Halliday rated Driftwood Estate as one of the best wineries in the Margaret River region. This result has continued into the 2018 Wine Companion, where Driftwood Estate has again been rated a 5 Star Winery. The vine resources are exceptional, having had years of nurturing to ensure they produce premium fruit showcasing the Wilyabrup sub-region beautifully.
The winemaking philosophy behind the Driftwood wines is one of simplicity – quality wines are made in the vineyard. While winemaking can have a positive input, having premium quality fruit is essential. This is why Driftwood Estate is so fortunate to be located in one of the greatest viticultural areas in the world, sourcing super premium fruit year in year out. With premium quality fruit, our wine making philosophy is all about protecting and expressing the qualities found in the grapes, so that the wine lover can enjoy the pure, varietal and regional flavours from the Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River.

Western Australia

Regarded as one of Australia’s best wine producing regions. It is synonymous with a new era in Australian wine. Margaret River really began its vineyard life as a result of two research reports from Californian viticulturalist Professor Harold Olmo and the Western Australian scientist Dr John Gladstone. In 1965 Dr Gladstone’s report indicated that the region had all the attributes to produce world quality wines. This advise was acted on by Dr Tom Cullity who set up his Vasse Felix vineyard near Willyabrup, followed by Dr Kevin Cullen and his wife Di who set up Cullen Wines. The climate is regarded as ‘cool’ because of its long slow ripening season. This region is regarded along with Coonawarra and the Yarra Valley as one of the premium Cabernet Sauvignon areas in Australia. The main wine styles: Red – Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet-Merlot, Shiraz; White – Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho.

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