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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  • 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


    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

  • From Wolff Vineyards during last week's 3-hour visit to Edna ... Merlot20% ... Merlot20% Syrah12% Malbec8% Petit VerdotGrapes were sourced from various vineyards in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties.  A medium-bodied easy-to-drink wine.  Cherry, dried fruit flavors. Very little tannin.  Fairly tart.  I don't know if it's in spite of o... Read More

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  • Red Wolff 2012


    Fairly fruity nose, although there also seems to be a fungal/mushroom hint. Quite fruit forwardblueberry, but also, maybe, some dried fruit like raisin. Fairly light bodied. Not much tannin to speak of. Lots of acid tartness. An easy wine to drink. However, in spite of (or, maybe, because of) the wide combination of component grapes, this ... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Meritage is a made up marketing word that really doesn't denote any ... ... wines: Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot, Gros Verdot, Malbec, Merlot, Carmenère or St Macaire. White: Sauv Blanc, Sémillon and or Muscadelle. That's about as far as the regs go as everything else is just suggested but mot enforce Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • Cepas Elegidas Cinq 2009


    Each barrel that made up this blend was aged 22 months in French and American Oak barrels, 6 of which were first use providing great structure and balance. Cooperages of the oak selected is Mercier, Slyvain, Remond, Mistral and Odyse, all in 225L format. The wines were racked only twice during aging and aged sur lie for 14 months. The lees were ... Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • Bodega Calle Ca' de Calle Reserva 2011


    Had this at lunch at Marcello's. Very nice blend of Malbec with Cabernet Sauvignon,& Petit Verdot. Lush and smooth with soft tannins and minimal acidity. Plum, black cherry, smoke, cocoa, and floral in a long finish.For the price point or at double it, outstanding. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Reininger Cima 2008


    The wine is a beautiful bright ruby color in the glass, with great clarity. The nose is a sophisticated and layered presentation of ripe black fruit over some smoke which plays nicely off some mineral notes and a hint of leather, very reminiscent of a nice Tuscan blend. The taste a brief flash of ripe plum and tart cherry that subsides into so... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka

  • Chateau Martinens Cru Bourgeois Margaux 2007


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    Wine review by martins2002

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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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