- When Mauricio hinted he might have access to some super special Petit Verdot grapes from the Uco Valley, we had to jump at the chance.
- Hand-harvested and specially selected for Angels, this wine has been made with all of Mauricio's talent and finesse.
- Deep violet-red in the glass and bursting full of blackberries, blueberries and violets, with just a dash of cocoa. Delicious.
- I've made this Petit Verdot from parcels usually reserved for more expensive wines - luckily I know the grower well!
- The Petit Verdot grape is a highly-concentrated grape with abundant colour, structure and flavour. The result is a deep, inky red with inviting aromas of blackcurrant, violet and rooibos tea.
- Powerful in structure yet with an incredibly rich and seamless texture, this full-bodied wine shows ripe cocoa-powder tannins and flavours of cinnamon, black olive tapenade and dark berry fruit.
Richard Kershaw, Winemaker
- We've learnt to expect great things when we see Mauricio's name on a bottle, but he's really outdone himself this time. This is a bottle of 100% Petit Verdot from one of Argentina's most remote regions... it's hot property.
- Mendoza's Uco Valley is the source of some of Argentina's best red wine, something that this Reserve proves case and point. From one of Uco's 1000 meter high vineyards, Mauricio harvested these Petit Verdot grapes by hand, combining quality grapes and labour intensive winemaking in a way that could only guarantee success.
- Mauricio's hard work always pays off. This Reserve is luxurious with concentrated aroma's of blackberries, flavours of rich black cherries, bright violets and sage. It's packing some serious bang for buck, so go on, why not - treat yourself!
The only thing ‘petit’ about Irene’s red is the name of the grape. It’s a big, bold beauty that’s full to bursting with dark, juicy cherries and a luxuriously long finish.
Very few Petit Verdots are bottled in their own right (it’s usually blended into other wines to add oomph). But Irene knew she could make the grape shine on its own. She says "this was an opportunity of a lifetime. Now it's yours to taste!”
This bold, brooding drop tastes superb now, but it also has fantastic ageing potential. So if you want our advice, grab a pair, drink one now and keep the other for a good 5 years. The wait will be worth it we promise!
- Back in 2007 some Petit Verdot vines were planted in the heart of the Maule Valley. All these years later they have developed into gorgeous grapes that really pack a punch and are just screaming to be put centre-stage.
- Edgard obliged and the result is ‘Los Despachos’. It’s bursting with black fruit aromas (think blueberries and blackberries) and a delightful freshness thanks to the coastal influences that mean the grapes have ripened at a leisurely pace. It’s powerful but balanced, fruity but fresh so enjoy today or squirrel it away for a good few years.
- Little fun fact: Petit Verdot is a variety originally from Bordeaux and came to Chile with Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s very rare to find bottles that are 100% Petit Verdot, especially from an area like the Maule Valley where País and Carignan dominate.