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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  • Rombauer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    Deep dark black fruit aromas with a hint of black pepper. Light and fresh fruits with good acidity balance the rich vanilla and oak flavors. Black currants and Kalamata olives evolve over the palate. Toast and leather shore up for the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • After posting about my visit to Talley Vineyards, I think RBA asked to hear my ... ... Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Petit Verdot, 23% Malbec, 7% Merlo Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Bishop's Peak Elevation 2012

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    Quite attractive purple color. Dried fruit nose. On the tongue, the first impression is blueberry. Maybe a bit of black plum. Fairly sedate winemost cabernet sauvignon characteristics are subdued. Little or no tannic dryness. Good acid makes for a reasonably good sipper. Not offensive, but not particularly memorable. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • The My FOX NY video of Devin Shomaker’s new vineyard will surprise you. ... pots. “We have Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc.”  According to Shomaker, his winery (called “Rooftop Reds”) will be the first commercial production vineyard in New York City. “After spending two years in upstate New York’s Finger Lake region studying vi... Read More

    From the article Who Needs Soil? Bold Vintner Takes Vineyard to Brooklyn Rooftop


  • Over the years, multiple varieties have made the news for one reason or ... ... grow great Pinot Noir. Petit Verdot–The Goth Envision walking into a vineyard that is otherwise happy and healthy except for one block which looks yellow, stressed, and spindly. Chances are that block is Petit Verdot. It has a high propensity for over-cropping and ... Read More

    From the article Challenging Wine Personalities


  • Pellegrini Vineyards Petit Verdot 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by QuiLoxx


  • Dr. Jebediah Drinkwell's Meritage 2007

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    Decent red blend for the price. Easy drinking, but could have been better ... ... the cab franc, malbec, and petit verdot take over a but too muc Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • This is pertinent to that other thread I started on product placements (sortof) ... Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. This extraordinary vineyard (a few miles to the west of Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion) has hit all the highlights of this vintage. Interestingly, the quality of the Pomerols and Graves wines in... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Recent research shows that a glass of red wine a day is like twenty minutes of ... of ... Franc, 5% Malbec, 2% Petit VerdotBlack mineral, violet, and distinct notes of menthol tinged herb greet the nose here followed by a nice touch of vanilla and deep, slightly stewy black fruit aromas. Rich in the mouth, this shows great depth of flavor yet... Read More

    From the article Drink Value Cabernet Before It's Too Late


  • Chateau Anthonic Moulis En Medoc 2010

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from a wine merchant in Sussex. Moulis is ... ... cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot.and spent 12 months in an oak barrel. I started the bottle last night with my supper of roast chicken and I did enjoy it.There is some licorice,cherry and blackcurrant style fruit there and the tannins were quite noticable ... 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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