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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  • Wine Spots Colchagua Valley 2007

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    Wine review by AndreaLouise01


  • Bodega Melipal Red Blend Mendoza 2013

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    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

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    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

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  • Tuck Beckstoffer Estate Amulet Red Blend Napa 2014

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    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

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  • 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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    Binny's 11/17. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Trader Joe's Petit Verdot Napa Valley Grand Reserve 2014

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    Awesome flavor gradient and structure - dense cherry jam, red ripe apple in middle and light jasmine on top. Big wine but not heavy. Crispy wood ending. Very nice for this price! Read More

    Wine review by 1068350ApelsecS 1068350 ApelsecS


  • Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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    Nose of dark fruit. Flsavors of unsweet currant and blueberry on the tongue. Then unsweetened chocolate. Licorice. Still some serious tannins may exaggerate those impressions. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • The Dreaming Tree Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    Wine review by chriscage


  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, over 28 million liters of wine were ... Tannat, Sangiovese, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Mourvèdre. The wines range from Bordeaux varietals to Mediterranean styles.  Keep an eye on these – especially in October during Texas Wine Month -- as the prices can’t be beat, the wines are award-winning and we take ... 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.

    Comment by 631179Dean Stevens 631179 Dean Stevens


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