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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  • Château Desmirail Margaux 1998

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £23 from the website ... sauvignon,29% merlot and 1% petit verdot and was aged in oak barrels. I started my bottle last night with my bacon pasta bake supper.It is a full bodied wine with a deep purple colour.There is a blackcurrant,bramble and blueberry style fruit with a suggestion of smoke or cigar box.It is ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Throughout my global wine travels, the winegrowers I meet offer a unified ... ... sauvignon, 30% merlot and 2% petit Verdot. 2015 is composed of 63% cabernet sauvignon, 33% merlot, 3% petit Verdot and 1% cabernet franc. Proportion of cabernet sauvignon, in the vintage 2016, is the highest we have used for years, and merlot the lowest. Cabernet... Read More

    From the article A Vintage Success Story (To Everyone's Surprise)


  • Several bottles showed up today:3 from Australia - L - Best's Great ... blend of Malbec, Bonarda and Petit Verdot, selling it to the best restaurants in Buenos Aires in the 1930s and '40s. This is an honest, authentic re-imagining of a blend that highlights Malbec's delicious fruit, with Bonarda's slightly rustic brawn and Petite Verdot's colo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Benegas Lynch Libertad Estate Single Vineyard Old Vines Blend Mendoza 2009

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    Generous and ripe fruit notes of red currant, black cherry and toasted oak with light sawdust and earth notes. Juicy and spiced on the palate with notes of clove, cinnamon and black cherry with a darker blackberry preserve and black currant fruit coming through on the mid palate - gorgeous round mouthfeel and a balanced touch of tannin adding so... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Back in the 80’s Chateau Musar and its winemaker Gaston Hochar caused ... ... Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot.  “Our whites are delicate and aromatic whilst our reds are rich, fleshy and tannic”, notes Ksara’s Chairman Zafer Chaoui.To complete the French Connection, Ksara’s winemaker is a Bordeaux man, “I was at Chateau Prieure-Lichine in ... Read More

    From the article This Wine Region Lurks in the Shadows


  • Chateau Cissac Cru Bourgeois Haut-Medoc 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... sauvignon,20% merlot and 5% petit verdot and was aged in oak barrels.I started it last night with my supper of bacon and mushroom pasta bake. My initial impresion was how fresh and fruity it was [think blackcurrant and bramble] with a hint of coffee,smoke and licorice and some unobtrusive but st... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Montes Alpha M D.O. Santa Cruz Colchagua Valley Chile 2006

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Château Rollan de By Cru Bourgeois Médoc Bordeaux 2011

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    I bought two bottles of this wine for £12 from the website ... of the two cabernets and petit verdot.I started the first bottle last night with my supper of roast chicken.There is plenty of a blueberry,blackcurrant and plum style fruit with a hint of vanilla and some soft but structured tannins.This is an absolutely beautiful claret and I am no... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Vintage Ink Limited Edition Whisky Barrel Aged Red 2015

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    Pours a muddled dark cherry color, with plum and Earthy soiled undertones. Aromas of booze right up front that soften with some oxidation, and along comes soft vanilla, dark cherry, liquor (whisky) and oak char. The flavors follow suit with plenty of smoky oak barrel, whisky, dark cherry and perhaps blueberry.....yup there's definitely blueber... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Chateau le Fourneau 1990

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/124497 for £15.Saint Estephe is a Bordeaux appellation that was created in 1936 [although viticulture in the area goes back centuries] for red wines only from the single commune around the village of that name in the north of the Medoc peninsular.I have been unable ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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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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