Our Kingston Echelon range showcases South Australia’s finest varieties from the finest regions. Only wines of exceptional fruit vibrancy and flavour intensity are selected for Echelon, wines that have perfect drinkability now and the ability to age beautifully.
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.
Basking in the Riverland’s Mediterranean climate, our Petit Verdot ripens to perfection, creating a powerful burst of flavour intensified by long hours under the sun. Luscious and glowing with vibrancy, Kingston Estate’s Petit Verdot is “Sunshine in a Glass”.
Opulent and lingering, this deep rich red wine packs a punch with lovely violet and dark fruit flavours up front, with plum and dark berries on the mid pallet. The finish is complex with dark chocolate and coffee backed up by firm tannins.