2020 Petite Pearl Single Varietal (Dry Red Wine)

2020 Petite Pearl Single Varietal (Dry Red Wine)

Petite Pearl
VT - Other
$28.00 / 750 mL Bottle

  • Alcohol 12.50%
  • Bottling Date 3/15/21
Petite Pearl represents a full-bodied, complex wine embracing an intricate burst of wild blackberries and cherry, with notes of wild mushroom, vanilla, and mocha. The tannins are soft with enough acidity to cut through the ripe, dried fruit, and rich savory elements. This wine has a Syrah/Merlot taste and ages well.

Petite Pearl should be served at cellar temperature, 55° and may need some time to breathe (10-15 minutes in the glass). Because there are no sulfites added I protect the wine from oxidation by limiting exposure to oxygen. Since there is very little oxygen introduced during fermentation and aging it needs a little bit of air to really open up. Once the bottle is open it should be consumed within 24 hours. If you only want one glass blanket with an inert gas (argon, CO2, etc), re-cork, and refrigerate.

Pairing recommendations
• Pasta with a tomato-based sauce and wood-fired pizza
• Cheese, in particular, aged hard cheeses and Bayley Hazen Blue
• Chicken and duck, especially barbecued and braised
• Grilled meats, wild game, and vegetables


2020 was an unusual year in many ways. A cool and wet spring and a hot dry summer led to a fifty percent reduction in yield. Because of the dry summer, the grapes quickly matured and had concentrated flavors. An early, mid-September frost forced an early harvest. Primary fermentation took place in French oak barrels for two weeks followed by several weeks in new Hungarian oak barrels. The wine finished secondary fermentation and aging in glass demijohns before bottling.

Winemaker Name

Douglas Becker

Vineyard Name

Montpelier Vineyards

Brand for Montpelier Vineyards LLC
Montpelier Vineyards is a certified organic vineyard making natural, organic, unfiltered wines without sulfites. We also produce Mead with local honey, Apple Wine with our apples and apples sourced from local Vermont orchards.
Montpelier Vineyards LLC
2446 Elm St
Montpelier, VT 05652

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