As an innovator of Petit Verdot, Bill has drawn upon Australia’s largest single planting of this European variety after pioneering Kingston’s planting in the 1990’s. Bill pioneering legacy was instrumental in the Riverland earning its repute as the signature growing region of Australian Petit Verdot.
Petit Verdot is a unique red variety that thrives in the warmer regions of Australia and in particular the Riverland area of South Australia. This late harvest variety (translation ‘the little green one’) struggles to ripen in its homeland. Kingston Estate has extensive plantings of Petit Verdot growing in selected deep sandy soils on limestone adjacent to the winery where the grapes consequently reach full ripeness and intensity.
Our renowned Riverland Petit Verdot is deep brick red with purple hues. Aromas of spicy, ripe dark fruit, mingled with hints of violets and sweet oak. This is a full bodied wine of spicy pepper and ripe dark berry flavours, that finishes finely.