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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  • Chateau les Rambauds Bordeaux Malbec 2016


    I bought this bottle of wine from a wine merchant in Sussex.It is from the ... ... perhaps a little malbec or petit verdot added to the blend. However this wine is 100% malbec which is unusual for Bordeaux.I started the bottle last night with my pasta bake supper.It is a full bodied wine with some blackcurrant and blackberry style fruit, a hin... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Medoc France Bordeaux 1997


    I bought this bottle of wine for £20 from the website ... cabernet franc and 4% petit verdot and spent 12 months in oak barrels 50% of which were new. I started my bottle last night with my roast chicken supper.It is a full bodied and well structured wine. There is some very concentrated blackcurrant and licorice style fruit with ahint of smok... Read More

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  • Z, this bottle was a gift from a good friend and I've been holding on to it ... ... Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdo Read More

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  • We were at our friends the other night for a going away party for their son who ... 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot).  Both were phenomenal, just in that perfect stage where the tannins were fully resolved but the fruit was still very much present.  Both of these were fairly complex and big wines with loads of layers.  Everyone enjoyed ... Read More

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  • I have just finished a bottle of Chateau Jordi of the small Moulis-en-Medoc ... cabernet sauvignon and 2% petit verdot. and spent time in oak barrels and is an estate with some very ol;d vines [over half being pre-war] It is another example of lovely wine from a 'petit chateau' in a less fashionable appellation in the Bordeaux region.In fact I... Read More

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  • Chateau Jordi Moulis-En-Medoc 1989


    I bought two bottles of this wine for £20 from the website ... cabernet sauvignon and 2% petit verdot.This is an estate of old vines,over half of them being pre-war,and where the wine spends time in oak barrels 50% new.I started my bottle last night with my beef stew.There is plenty of a fresh blackcurrant and plum style fruit with a hint of va... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Blooms Winery Poetic 2013


    This Provencal style wine from the beautiful, bucolic setting of Whidbey Island Washington State is a very decent wine; the wine is deep, succulent and sensual; deep cherry nose and entry with a slightly soupy finish. Good wine and worthy of support... which we did when we visited the winery (which is moving) this summer. 87. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Chateau de Panigon 2010


    Gleaming and profound in color, Château de Panigon 2015 abounds in small black fruits(blackberry) and spicy. Its freshness and aromatic complexity are expressed through a delicate palette of toasted oak and brioche notes.With superb body length, beautiful silky tannins. Wine Enthusiast 91/100 Read More

    Wine review by dwl France

  • Brancaia Ilatraia Rosso Tuscany 2014


    Deeply fruited with blackberries and black currant notes, fresh spice and a clean, concentrated fruit, lightly floral with good complexity. Tart dry and complex on the palate with a good mixture of red and black fruit, an earthy character with tart and smoky chocolate tannins, herbal licorice and oak notes and a deceptively light finish of choco... Read More

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  • Hi Greg and all who still won't let this place die quietly!  Thanks ... once got two 2004 Pirimmima Petit Verdot's for about $8 each (in about 2012) and they were at a perfect drinking point.  Other deals for sure. When are you going to come up to Victoria for a visit?I was talking to JD recently and we spoke of a renunion, maybe in the bay are 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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