Michael Shaps Petit Verdot 2017
2020 Virginia Governor's Cup - Gold
Petit Verdot has naturally high acidity and has therefore adapted well to the Virginia climate though the acid level is lower in Virginia than in other regions. This allows Virginia vintners to make a single varietal wine. Methods of traditional winemaking were used: two pumpovers daily with post fermentation maceration on the skins for over two weeks (averaging one month on the skins before pressing). Our Petit Verdot was barrel aged in 61% new French oak for 22 months.