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Blind Creek Collective Petit Verdot 2016
GOLD - National Wine Awards of Canada

Blind Creek Collective Petit Verdot 2016
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Petit Verdot
Appellation
Similkameen Valley VQA
Vineyard Designation
Blind Creek Vineyard
Harvest Date
October 22, 2016
Sugar
24 Brix
Acid
6.0 g/L
pH
3.9
Aging
5-8 years
Bottling Date
August 2018
Residual Sugar
1.5 g/L
Alcohol %
15.3
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Petit Verdot
Appellation
Similkameen Valley VQA
Vineyard Designation
Blind Creek Vineyard
Harvest Date
October 22, 2016
Sugar
24 Brix
Acid
6.0 g/L
pH
3.9
Aging
5-8 years
Bottling Date
August 2018
Residual Sugar
1.5 g/L
Alcohol %
15.3
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2016 Blind Creek Collective Petit Verdot has a gorgeous dark, almost impenetrable blue/purple tint. The nose is lifted with supremely ripe, dense aromas showcasing classic and complex aromas of black currant, black cherry, Iodine, graphite, pencil shavings, violets and lavender. These flavours explode onto the palate where they are amplified by spoonfuls of rich, blackberry jam, cedar and tobacco. The density and concentration of these flavours is something that must be experienced to be believed. Texturally, the 2016 BCC Petit Verdot has tremendous volume in the mouth, with supremely rich, fine-grained tannins which gives the wine incredible structure, power, depth and length. This tour de force of a wine is built for aging into the long term (2025).
Ratings
91 pts - National Wine Awards of Canada, 2018
Awards
GOLD - National Wine Awards of Canada, 2018
Vineyard Notes
The Petit Verdot grapes were sourced from the Blind Creek Vineyard in the Similkameen Valley. This is a legendary vineyard from which a number of outstanding wines have been made. This is a warm sight that allows for long maturation times of the fruit, well into later October, and sometimes early November each year. The fruit from this vineyard is always dark, concentrated, and powerfully structured, but the tannins are so fine that the wines are soft and silky in the mouth.
Production Notes
THE BLEND: 100% Petit Verdot
Winemaker Notes
The grapes were picked at optimum maturity on October 22nd, 2016, and destemmed gently into small fermentors. Hand plunging took place 1-4 times a day for 10 days. Fermentation temperatures were fairly warm at 33 degrees celcius. The wine was gently pressed and transferred to French oak, 25% of which was new – for 21 months. The wine was pulled from barrels and lightly clarified just prior to bottling in August 2018
Production
181 6-packs
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