2015 M-PV Same Vine
One vine, two varietals: so one vine creates a blend
Our M*PV blend needs some introduction as it turns the concept of blending on its head. It is a blend of Malbec and Petit Verdot growing on the same vine and so the two varietals share the same roots. A birds eye view of the trellis on which our vines are trained would look almost like an H. It is called a split quadrilateral trellis and we grafted Petit Verdot on to the south facing spur and Malbec onto the north facing side. The Malbec ripens quickly on the north side, whilte the Petit Verdot enjoys the extra amounts of sunshine and heat it needs to reach fruit maturity by facing the sun all afternoon everyday.