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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  • The majority of wines on the market these days are meant to be consumed within ... 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Merlot. It’s an opaque ruby color with a beautiful perfume of blackberries, cassis, violets, licorice and subtle toasted oak spice aromas. On the palate it’s impeccably balanced but tight now, ex... Read More

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  • Glen Carlou Petit Verdot/Tannat 2013

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    Had this with dinner last evening. Very Soft with well-balanced Tannins and Acidity. Earthy and black fruit preserves along oak, cocoa and coffee beans. Quite pleasant and easy to drink. Read More

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  • Ruca Malen Petit Verdot Reserva 2013

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    Light black pepper and red licorice notes on the nose with dark blackberry fruit and soft floral spice. Dark chocolate and blackberry fruit with smoky earth character and a perfect balance between the bright acidity and the structure coming in right from the start all supported by the complexity of ripe fruit, earthy minerality and a brooding fi... Read More

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  • Yes, most days are like Saturdays when you're retired.  In fact, I ... a glass of 2013 Ingleside Petit Verdot for Sandra after she had been on the phone with Vanguard for (I kid you not) about 2 hours - being placed on a 30 minute hold several times.  I was almost late for my 90 minute massage getting the cork pulled and pouring her a glass on... 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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