Humis Vineyard Carménère Petit Verdot 2013

A one of a kind blend of two lesser known Bordeaux varieties - Carménère and Petit Verdot - from the Humis Vineyard at Corop in the Heathcote Region. The Mediterranean climate of the region enables both varieties to thrive given their own idiosyncrasies.

Some of the Petit Verdot in the blend, explained co-owner Hugh Jones was made available from Cathy Branson at Mount Burrumboot Estate - who also makes the wine - after the local starling population took a liking to the small berries in his vineyard !    

There is an intensely dark colour to this 80/20 blend.  

Funky, herbal, floral, dark fruit-driven nose with a vanilla edge.
Fresh violets, dark chocolate, leather and dark fruit 
flavours of blueberry, blackberry and plum burst forth on the palate. 
A touch of confectionary adds more complexity.

The palate is alive and kicking with fruit, dark chocolate and dried herbs.
Even though it is a dry wine, there is a leather-like silkiness to the palate that glides right through the mouth.

Dry, bold, good weight on a medium-bodied palate. The natural acidity and the tannic grip provide a fresh and vibrant finish. An awesome and compelling blend to while away the cold winter nights. 

Source: Winery. ABV: 13.2%. Closure: Screw Cap. Price: $25.00. Rating: 91 Points. 

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