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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  • Niner Twisted Spur 2009

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    Full of currant and earth. Full, round tannins, smooth. Read More

    Wine review by tjjm


  • OK, my OCD is kicking in.Al, did the Somm say that it contained ... Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot and the rarer St. Macaire, Gros Verdot and Carmenère. If the blend includes any other grape variety, it is, by definition, not a Meritage. Also, to qualify as a Meritage, no single grape variety can make up more than 90% of the blend.Syrah is... Read More

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  • Estampa Cabernet/Petite Verdot Chile Red Blend 2009

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    2015 vintage - 90 points under $10 tremendous value FULL bodied, silky finish from the petit verdot, nice acidity, dark fruity, beautiful cabernet blend woo woo woo Read More

    Wine review by joebernardinoATyahoo


  • The Oak Valley Blend Elgin 2011

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    intense cherry fruits with coffee hints and some spices, structured and complex Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Bordeaux is different things to different people. To many seasoned wine lovers ... Cabernet Franc (14%), and Petit Verdot (3%) came from thirty-five year old vines. The fruit is harvested by block and optically sorted. Each lot was separately aged over twelve months in new and previously used oak. The dollop of Petit Verdot blended in here pro... Read More

    From the article Surprise! Bordeaux is Modern and Affordable.


  • Ancient Peaks Renegade Red Blend Santa Margarita Ranch Paso Robles 2014

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    Dry and dusty earth notes on the nose mask the fruit but after a few shakes they open, showing ripe strawberry and raspberry notes. The palate is all fruit on the attack, with blueberry, cranberry, strawberry and raspberry rushing in followed by juicy acidity, hot spice and earthy licorice and eucalyptus notes following towards the finish with m... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Here in the United States we are on a first-name basis with our wine grapes. ... Robles 2014Syrah, Malbec, Petit VerdotDry and dusty earth notes on the nose mask the fruit but after a few shakes they open, showing ripe strawberry and raspberry notes. The palate is all fruit on the attack, with blueberry, cranberry, strawberry and raspberry rus... Read More

    From the article The Rise of Non-Traditional Wine Blends


  • Chteau Puygueraud Francs Cote Bordeaux 2009

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    Not a subtle wine at all. 24+ months of oak aging result in a wonderful blackberry and sweet black currant on a wave choolate, sweet dark cherries tannins and balanced acidity. This is oipulent and generous. Well done - 92 points - drink or hold - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Wine 2012

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    Stunning wine for the price and age has done it well. Blackberries in spades, currant, a touch of sweet black cherries on the back end, a slight touch of oak to boot.This is generous, smooth and full bodied. The tannins are rounded and are balanced with good acidity. Tremendous QPR. Hold for 3-5 yrs. or drink, why wait? 92 points - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Wine 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by bobvree


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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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