2017 St Johns Petit Verdot
The Petit Verdot is always the slow one. Last to burst, last to flower, last to fruit, last to go through veraison, last to get ripe. Some years it just doesn’t get ripe enough. The Petit Verdot is a variety that pre dates Cabernet Sauvignon. Grown in Bordeaux it is used as a “filler” in some of the most famous and sought after wines from that region. Historically we use the Petit Verdot in our St Johns Cabernet blend.