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 Rollan de By Cru Bourgeois Médoc Bordeaux 2011


    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


    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


    I bought this bottle of wine from the website 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

  • Retailers report, and empirical evidence demonstrates, that Valentine's Day ... (20%), Cabernet Franc (15%), Petit Verdot (13%) and Malbec (9%). This is a rich, well-structured wine, particularly for the price. Second, there’s that Secret Squirrel label! From an image of a squirrel in a red mask on the front, to this description on the back, yo... Read More

    From the article Eleventh Hour Valentine's Day Wines

  • Wine Spots Colchagua Valley 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by AndreaLouise01

  • Bodega Melipal Red Blend Mendoza 2013


    Fresh berry, savory spice and cocoa on the nose with blackberry and a light herbal tomato note. Spicy blackberry and black cherry fruit on the palate with fresh acidity and a tart and tangy mixed berry palate that's dusty and herbal towards the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Callejon del Crimen Petit Verdot Gran Reserva Valle de Uco 2014


    Dark black currant and mineral earth presents an austere and restrained aroma. Thick, earthy and dense with minerals, smoke and leather on the palate, berry flavors of blackberry and plum notes through the mid palate and a chewy textured finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Tuck Beckstoffer Estate Amulet Red Blend Napa 2014


    Dark purple fruit aromas of blackberry preserve, black currant and plum with soft earth. This is bold and drying on the palate with thick, commanding tannins that sink into the tongue, laying down a thick coating of earth and spice that at first obscures a bit of the fruit, until bold fruit blueberry, black currant and licorice burst onto the pa... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • We opened this Duckhorn (Paradux winery) red blend last night and it was a ... ... Notes Composition 54% Petit Verdot, 42% Zinfandel, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon Aging & Oak 18 months in oak 95% French oak, 5% American oak 60% New oak, 40% Second Vintage Winemaker Notes The prized Petit Verdot from Block 4 has yielded a big robust wine, with bold ta... Read More

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  • Bessa Valley Enira Red 2010


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    Wine review by raindance

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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.

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