2017 Petit Verdot

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2017 Petit Verdot
2017 Petit Verdot

Delightfully rich, this wine is a culmination of everything that Petit Verdot has to offer. Luscious aromas of blackberry, blue-berry and cedar give rise to intriguing black fruit flavors that finish with those gripping tannins that this wine is known for.

Tasting notes

Color: Ruby

Aromas: Blackberry, cedar and blueberry

Taste: Blackberry and currant.

Production notes

Aged 17 months French oak.

VarietalPetit Verdot
Varietal Composition89% Petit Verdot
8% Cabernet Franc
3% Malbec
AppellationLoudoun County, VA
VineyardBreaux Vineyards
Harvest Date10/15/2017
Acid6.0 mg/L
Aging17 months French oak
Residual Sugar0%
Wine StyleDry Red
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date06/27/2019
Cases Produced165

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2017 Virginia Commercial Grape Report Season Summary

Virginia’s 2017 growing season was characterized by unusually high temperatures. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Virginia’s statewide temperate average was 57.3 degrees – making 2017 the state’s fourth-warmest year since 1895.

Overall, Virginia’s precipitation was a bit lower than average causing occasional flare-ups of dry conditions across the state which also contributed to a bumper crop statewide.

Yield per acre for this year's respondents was 23% higher than for 2016 respondents. Part of this increase is due to low yields last year, however 2017 reported yields were also 14% higher than 2015 respondents, a near normal year.

The unusually high temperatures and lower than average precipitation throughout the year gave bountiful harvests to many growers across the state.

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