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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  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of ... 13% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Its next door neighbor is the esteemed Chateau Latour. This 1989 Leoville is drinking beautifully at 20 + years of age, it is a deep ruby red starting to turn brick red at the rim, the tannins have dropped out, it has a ric... Read More

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  • As the world’s winemakers look to single vineyard wines to mark them out ... strawberry (Tempranillo and Petit Verdot) Rosado 2014 in the vineyards under a 300 year old oak. At lunch we opened Aguilares’ acclaimed Tadeo 2012 (100% Petit Verdot) and Pago El Espino (Petit Verdot, Tempranillo and Merlot); price tags of $18 and $28 respectively. A... Read More

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  • Château le Boscq Cru Bourgeois Saint-Estèphe 1990

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from the website ... cabernet sauvignon,7% petit verdot and 2% cabernet franc and was aged in oak barrels.I started the bottle last night with my supper of roast pork.There is plenty of a blackcurrant,plum and cherry style fruit with a hint of vanilla. The tannins were very soft and I reckon a quarter of a c... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Somehow looks like a combo between Southern Rhone and Bordeaux and Northern ... should ask where's the petit verdot and the cab franc, or the mourvedre and syrah?  Perhaps they could acknowledge their more recent California del Norte wine culture heritage and throw in some Zin as well. One wonders why they avoided Spanish (other than the garna... Read More

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  • Chateau le Temple Cuvee Tradition Medoc 1998

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    I bought three bottles of this wine from the website ... sauvignon,35% merlot and 5% petit verdot and was aged for 18 months in oak barrels. I started my first bottle last night with my chicken supper. There was plenty of red fruit and the tannins are fairly soft but offered little in the way of structure. Perhaps this wine was a little past it... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto Marqués de Casa Concha 2009

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    " young like a baby now; will be better and more evolved come fall, winter and over the next few years. " is what WE said in 2011. Well they were wrong - after 6 years in the cellar this is just plain stupid good. Fruit - muscular but flowing, full bodied and layered with large tannins a driving acidity this last forever. Hold for 2-3 years i... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • My admiration for Murrieta’s Well and their winemaker, Robbie Meyer, is ... ... 22% Petite Sirah, 14% Petit Verdot, 10% Merlot, 9% Cabernet FrancThe 2013 vintage of The Spur was driven by Petite Sirah, so I was excited to see that Cabernet Sauvignon takes center stage in 2014.  This latest vintage is noted for its texture and tannic structure... Read More

    From the article Secret Sauce Wines: Murrieta's Well


  • Here you guys - : 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Shiraz, 14% Petit Verdot & 9% Malbec.  According to what I read this is a reintroduction of shiraz into the blend.Their tasting notes: Intense red and black fruit with elegant notes of cinnamon spice on the nose. The palate is full bodied and savoury with a well-integrated oak component, ending with ... Read More

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  • Chateau Lilian Ladouys St. Estephe 2014

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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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