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6- Shaw Family Vintners The Back Up Plan Petit Verdot 2014
Petit Verdot first gained fame as a blending grape, but there are now numerous phenomenal standalone Petit Verdot wines, such as this one. The fruit for this wine is sourced from our Currency Creek vineyards and picked later in the season, once the ideal flavour development is achieved. Fermented for approximately 7 days , it is then pressed into a combination of French and American oak. The wine was then oak aged for 24 months to soften the tannins and add vanillin, toasty flavours.
6- Currency Creek Estate Eternal Springs Cabernet Blends 2014
Crushed and destemmed, stainless steel sweep-arm fermenter, cultured yeast, matured with 80% French and 20% American staves and chips for 12 months. It's quite elegant, with soft fresh red and black currant fruits, soft tannins and cleverly handled oak.