Kingston Estate

2017 Kingston Estate Petit Verdot

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2017 Kingston Estate Petit Verdot

As an innovator of Petit Verdot, Bill has drawn upon Australia’s largest single planting of this European variety after pioneering Kingston’s planting in the 1990’s. Bill pioneering legacy was instrumental in the Riverland earning its repute as the signature growing region of Australian Petit Verdot.

Sourced exclusively from our own vineyards, this wine is the natural expression of the soil and micro-climate in which it is grown. The Kingston Estate range represents accessible luxury, that special delight to be enjoyed any night of the week. Single varietal wines, hand-selected by our winemakers to display true varietal flavour.

Alan's tasting notes: "Petit Verdot is notoriously difficult to ripen but the sunshine soaked Riverland area of Australia brings out its best! Spice - dark berry fruits - sweet oak - dark chocolate and coffee are what notes you get with this - also well balanced and decent depth! Try it if you’re looking for something different to your usual reds."

Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep crimson in colour with a purple hue.

Nose

Aromas of dark ripe berries with pepper spice and a hint of fruitcake and sweet vanilla oak.

Palate

On the pallet flavours of ripe plum and mulberry fruit, dashes of leather and vanilla oak lead to a lingering fruit and spice finish.

 

Awards

  • Gold - Berliner Wine Trophy

Kingston Winery

The winery was built in 1985 on the corner of the family property next to our original vineyard as well as the family home. Today the winery can be considered two wineries in one: the original winery and the modern extension. The original winery is where we make our small-batch super-premium wines giving us the flexibility and control to develop parcels of wine into exciting styles that truly reflect the varieties and regions from which they come. State of the art tanks and winemaking equipment enhance our ability to produce commercial and larger volume bulk wines to the highest standard. Our efficient and sophisticated winemaking operations allow us to make wine styles at all quality levels to the specific needs of our diverse global customers. As a winery with top tier BRC compliance and a storage capacity of 117 million liters (equivalent to 156 million bottles of wine), all of our wine is made and matured on-site until dispatched to market.

Specifications

Year 2017
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar Petit Verdot
Country Australia
Alcohol content
14% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.5 units
Type Red Wine
Cellaring Potential Immediate
Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
Food Matches This wine has the versatility to complement almost any dining situation. Try with rare beef, duck confit or as an accompaniment to mature cheddar.
Origin Riverland
Appellation South Australia