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The Bishop Petit Verdot
W.O. FRANSCHHOEK
(Sold per case of 6 bottles)

Bishop Dominicus de Gentis, born March 10th, 1696, was the Bishop of Antwerpen, Belgium from 1748 till 1758. Each Bishop, received the holy heraldic symbols, that can be placed “over” their family heraldic coat of arms. Below are the unique ‘holy’ heraldic symbols of Dominicus, placed over our GENTIS family coat of arms.

The scarcity of such an event in your own family history was the inspiration for the launch of “The Bishop”. This wine will only be bottled every now and then, skipping several vintages and will only be crowned with its ‘holy purple’ dress coat of arms, when we feel the wine has reached the top of the ladder in our family wine portfolio and portraying the ultimate wine balance and artistic craftsmanship.

Petit Verdot has always been seen as one of the holy & noble red wine varietals of the world. This wine symbolizes the Gentis family lineage, age-old wine craftsmanship & global family story.

The Petit Verdot grapes was sourced and made at La Bri, Franschhoek, in combination with of our Cabernet Franc led blend, called the Megan Mari. We chose this one 225L barrel of Petit Verdot to be bottled on its own, where the rest of our Petit Verdot barrels went into our Megan Mari Bordeaux blend.

Hand-picked in mid-March 2020, grapes were sorted on the sorting table and cold soaked for 3 days, before fermentation started with FX10 yeast. Our wine was aged in 3rd fill barrels and aged for just over 28 months.

Elegant Provance herbs, laced with a distinct smokey mulberry fruit character on the nose. Intense graphite shavings with a defined tannin structure and epic balanced finish. Served with portaello mushrooms, with slow-braised beef short rib or rosemary Karoo lamb rack.

Only 50 cases were bottled of The Bishop.

Alc 15.19%
TA 5.70g/L
RS 1.00g/L
pH 3.88
VA 0.74g/L