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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  • 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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    No written review

    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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  • Château Haut-Franquet Red Bordeaux Blend Moulis En Médoc 1998

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    I bought two bottles of this wine for £10-50 on the website ... ... sauvignon,345% merlot and 5% petit verdot and was aged in oak barrels.I started my bottle the other evening with my supper of chicken thighs in bacon. There is some bramble,blackcurtrant and licorice style fruit with a hint of spice. I do not think it overtannic but it was cer... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Osoyoos Larose Petales d'Osoyoos

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    Intense aromas of raspberry and subtle vanilla. It gives you a long fruity finish. Read More

    Wine review by Dilbretta


  • Dancing Hares Mad Hatter Napa Valley 2014

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    Perfumed violets and milk chocolate aromas with creamy vanilla and blackberry notes and a hint of something savory underneath. Surprisingly delicate on entry but releasing a forceful wave of blackberry and black currant fruit, full acidity, blueberry, dried figs and striped tannins towards the finish with melted lava cake and espresso adding som... Read More

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  • Osoyoos Larose le Grand Vin 2009

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    The Osoyoos Larose just keeps improving, and the 2009 edition is as good as any of the predecessors with a cedar bark - sweet cherry nose with a hint of black earth and pencil lead. Unbelievable mouth-filling flavours of cherry, cake spice and bramble berries with a hint of vanilla on the finish. As a Bordeaux should be, but often isn't. Sup... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


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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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