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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  • Orin Swift Cellars Papillon Napa Valley 2013


    Full bodied and rich with smooth tannins; decanted for one hour. Excellent wine. Read More

    Wine review by markscheidler

  • Klein Constantia Estate Red 2012


    Had this with dinner at Mercat Bistro.Well balanced medium body blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot & Malbec, Smooth with the earthiness and spice of the Malbec. Nice value. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • America’s first vertical tasting of the fine wines of Podere Sapaio from ... from ... 15% Merlot and 15% Petit Verdot. 90,000 bottles were produced. Sapaio’s Bolgheri Superiore DOC is more important, richer and more age worthy. This noble red is barrel fermented, aged 18 months in barriques and further refined in the bottle for 8 to 10 months... Read More

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  • Vina Estampa Reserves Carmenere Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2008


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    Wine review by mattbakhoum

  • Of course we've tried them. For years I didn't care much for the reds ... ... Verdot is still, well, Petit Verdot. But even their Cabs can be quite good. And the whites were as good as ever. It's a big country in terms of potential wine sites, so i'ts hard to talk about "Chilean" as a single wine type - it's sort of like talking about the win... Read More

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  • Tonight I attended our second tasting of Chilean wines at the Crystal City Wine Shop in Crystal City, Virginia.  This was a special tasting of wines from the Botalcura Winery in Santiago, Chile - special because the Winemaker Philippe Dubrus was there to introduce the wines.  That's me in a selfie with him below.  This winery has been featured b... Read More

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  • Finca la Luz Callejon de Crimen Petit Verdot Gran Reserva 2008


    Wow.. Perfectly wonderful.. Not too sweet, not too dry, great legs, bold enough to stand up to pasta, soft enough as a table wine., could not recommend more highly. Read More

    Wine review by reneeannbutler

  • Red Heads Studio Yard Dog Red 2011


    So fruit forward, it tasted like grape juice. No structure/backbone. Perfect for someone who is just learning to appreciate wine. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899

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  • Have small collection of wine to sell, 205 bottles, includes vintage opus one, Joseph Phelps, Storybook, Cakebread, Turnbull, Shafer Hillside select, Schrader Kalon, Amuse Bouche, Stags Leap and more Read More

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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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