Petit Verdot

 

Name of varietal: Petit Verdot
 
Common synonyms:m Petit Verdeau, Petit Verdot Noir, Verdot, Bouton, Carmelin
 
Parentage of the grape: Balisca (Albania via Greece or Rome)
 
History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far back as the 16th or 17th century. It is traditionally used as a blending grape to add body for its spicy and tannic characteristics, along with Cabernet and Merlot and sometimes Cabernet Franc. Because it is a late ripener and a persnickety grower, not much of it was replanted after the Phylloxera epidemic in the late 19th century. It is still used in Bordeaux, but mostly in warmer vintages. It has also taken hold in warmer climates of the world where it has more of a chance to thrive, such as Australia.  
 
Characteristics of the grape: dark, tannic, blackberry, black plum, spicy, clove, tobacco, cedar, black pepper. 
 
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  • Chateau Baracan Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux 2017

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Z, we usually don't buy high end wine, I'm very much a bang for the ... sauv, 5% cab franc and 3% petit verdot.  The Wine Speculator gave the '06 Napa cab vintage 95 points (whatever that's worth).This particular bottle was in a very nice place.  Still had a good bit of primary fruit, ripe black cherry and blackberry but also some earthiness s... Read More

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  • Chateau Marquis de Terme Grand Cru Classe En 1855 Margaux 1993

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £30 from the www.bidforwine.co.uk website.I ... ... sauvignon,35% merlot,7% petit verdot and 3% cabernet franc and the wine spent 18 months in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of chicken stew.There is a bramble and blackberry style fruit with a hint of pepper or spice and soft tannins.... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Black's Station Red Blend Yolo County 2016

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    Cork in Cap 04/2020. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Chateau Bernadotte Cru Bourgeois Haut Médoc 1997

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £13 from the www.bidforwine.co.uk ... ... ... cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot.and was aged in oak barrels.I started the bottle last night with my pasta supper.There was some blackcurrant and bramble style fruit with some soft tannins but plenty of structure. In short this is an OK wine that did not really s... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Château d'Angludet-margaux-double C.b. Margaux-Rood Frans 2009

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    The early reviews of this wine seem a bit restrained, after reading them (after writing this review, of course). The wine is opaque, almost black with coagulated blood notes, which speak volumes about its Cabernet Sauvignon backbone. Cherry, tobacco, cassis, unterholz (forest floor, understorey) and moss on the nose; upon entry, there is consi... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Château le Crock St. Estephe 2009

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £20 from the website ... sauvignon,31% merlot,7% petit verdot and 5% cabernet franc.The average vine age was 40 years and the wine was aged in oak barrels for 18 months. I started my bottle last night with my supper of pork chop.This is a well structured and full bodied wine with plenty of fresh blackcurrant and... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • C. C. Jentsch the Chase 2015

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    The Chase, which is mostly Merlot, Cab Franc and Cab Sauvignon with some lesser ... ... lesser varieties such as Petit Verdot thrown in, is a deep, dark wine of considerable density and extraction for the region. The nose has Kirsch, sweet plum, and raspberry - depending on sniff; entry is viscous, luscious and just off-dry, with almond, vanil... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • L'Aventure Paso Robles Optimus Estate 2009

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Chateau Croix Mouton Bordeaux Supérieur 2016

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    The 2016 Croix-Mouton looks wonderfully Bordeaux in the glass - nearly opaque garnet. The nose is more muted than some of its peers...with a soft cranberry and cassis. Smooth entry, hitting above the usual Bordeaux Superieur, with a soft warm, finish that exudes coffee and cherry. Nicely done! 89. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


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  • Amazing varietal that has flourished here in the Levant area of Spain. Try Casa de la Ermita Petit Verdot 2006 for a superbly distinctive interpretation of the varietal.

    Comment by 631179Dean Stevens 631179 Dean Stevens


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