2012 Amare AEterna Petit Verdot

2012 Amare AEterna Petit Verdot
2012 Amare AEterna Petit Verdot

Petit Verdot is not a common grape varietal in WA State but it is a rising star.  This "little green"  Bordeaux varietal thrives in the long growing days with plenty of heat units at Stone Tree Vineyards in the Wahluke Slope.   Expect full earthy, meaty and dark fruit flavors from this tiny 5 barrel production.  100% Free Run juice (no pressing of the grapes for this wine.

Only 5 barrels made!

Tasting notes

The nose is dark fruit wtih toasty spice notes and a subtle background of cassis and anise.  Ripe blackberry and cassis flavors seamlessly linger into tobacco and anise on the palate.  The texture is extra, extra large.  The finish is very lengthy with alternating ripples of blackberry, huckleberry and integrated spicy oak.

Production notes

Only 5 barrels of this wine was made.  The wine is made from free-run juice. 

Other notes

Our favorite foods with this wine are:  Hearty foods or grilled meats.  Our favorite go-to food is grilled steak.  Balsamic reduction and blue cheese. 

Download Wine Notes
Vintage2012
VarietalPetit Verdot
Varietal Composition100% Petit Verdot
AppellationWahluke Slope
VineyardStone Tree Vineyard
Aging18 months in 40 % new oak. 60% French & 40% American Oak
Alcohol14.45%
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date07/01/2014

Stone Tree Vineyard in the Wahluke Slope

Dave Harvey:

Dave Harvey joins Bergevin Lane with over 23 years of winemaking experience in Washington State working for notable wineries such as Townshend Cellars, Gordon Brothers and Terra Blanca.

“We asked Dave to join our team because of his seasoned experience with Washington vineyards and winemaking. He makes stylish and well-balanced wines -plus he’s a super nice guy,” says Amber Lane.

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