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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  • Here you guys - : 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Shiraz, 14% Petit Verdot & 9% Malbec.  According to what I read this is a reintroduction of shiraz into the blend.Their tasting notes: Intense red and black fruit with elegant notes of cinnamon spice on the nose. The palate is full bodied and savoury with a well-integrated oak component, ending with ... Read More

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  • Chateau Lilian Ladouys St. Estephe 2014

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  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, eighty-three percent of wine from the ... ... Nebbiolo, Viognier, and Petit Verdot are thriving in vineyards across the state. Grapes like Petit Verdot that are relegated to minor blending status in more notable regions are playing major roles in the Virginia wine industry.  There are 261 acres planted... Read More

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  • Chateau Ferriere Margaux 1999

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... sauvignon,30% merlot and 5 % petit verdot and was aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast pork.My first impresion was how soft and smooth it was although it was also beautifully structured.There is a blackcurrant,blueberry and vanilla style fruit with a hint of... Read More

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  • Bodega Noemia A Lisa Patagonia Argentina 2015

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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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