2017 Kingston Estate Echelon Collection Petit Verdot

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2017 Kingston Estate Echelon Collection Petit Verdot

Winner of the AUSTRALIAN PETIT VERDOT WINERY OF THE YEAR in 2018 at the New York International Wine Competition

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.

Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep crimson in colour with a purple hue.

Nose

Spicy black cherries with a hint of liquorice.

Palate

Layers of rich berry fruits balanced with subtle toasted oak and fine tannins.

 

    History

    Our Kingston Echelon range showcases some of the best fruit we bring into the winery each vintage. Only wines of exceptional fruit vibrancy and flavour intensity are selected for Echelon, wines that have superb drinkability now as well as the ability to age beautifully.

    It was in the 1990’s that Bill Moularadellis, Kingston’s founder and chief winemaker, pioneered Petit Verdot in the Riverland after noticing that wines that contained the variety stood out with exceptional colour, vibrancy and weight. It has since become Kingston’s signature variety and our Petit Verdots have gone on to win numerous trophies and gold medals around the world.

    Petit Verdot is a late ripening variety (the name translates to ‘the little green one’) and struggles to ripen in its European homeland. We have extensive plantings in deep sandy soils on limestone adjacent to the winery, where the grapes are able to reach full ripeness and intensity.

    This elegant Petit Verdot displays layers of bright berry fruit and herbs on the nose which follow through onto the palate which, along with well integrated oak, gives way to a generous finish.

    Awards

    • Gold - Berliner Wine Trophy

    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."

    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 8-10 years in ideal conditions
    Oak Treatment 18 months maturation in American & French oak barriques
    Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
    Food Matches Enjoy with a rich beef stew
    Origin Riverland
    Appellation South Australia