This late-ripening variety, normally associated with Bordeaux (where it is used in small quantities for blending), ripens more reliably in Italy’s warmer climate. It is unusual to find it as a varietal wine, as it has a reputation for being awkward and hard to tame.
Area of production: Piceno, Marche
Producer: PS Winery
Grape Variety: 100% Petit Verdot
Altitude: 180 m above sea level on rich clay, cooled by sea-winds from the Adriatic.
Fermentation: slow fermentation, several days on the skins with continuous pumping over
Maturation: 12 months’ ageing, including malolactic fermentation, in new and second-passage French oak barrels, followed by 48 months in bottle.
Alcohol content: 14% abv
Appearance: deep purple colour
Nose: aromas of black fruits with notes of violet, lavender, dried herbs
Palate: full-bodied and well structured with flavours of ripe plum, vanilla, leather and spice finish
Food pairing: roast red meats, game and spicy food, beef stew and grilled lamb
Serving temperature: 16 - 18 °C.
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