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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  • ProWein, the annual wine and spirits fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, is the ... the ... Syrah, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. In the decade since they launched Cristobal Undurraga and his brothers have made remarkable strides with Viña Koyle. Auma, the top tier selection in their portfolio, is no exception. Toast, leather and earth notes are all pres... Read More

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  • D - it's the VV. I haven't had either for years. Just from memory, they were pretty much monolithic. In my head I have a category for those kinds of wines, which I sometimes find with Petit Sirah or Dolcetto or more recently a Mondeuse. Other grapes and blends can be one note wonders but when I find something dense and tannic, with a single domi... Read More

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  • So were you drinking Alain Brumont's Château Bouscassé (65% ... (65% ... Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot to 'soften' it)  or Château Montus (80% tannat from younger vines in good locations, plus some Cabernet Sauvignon)? Those are the more reliable I've had, and the most famous, though your price does surprise me, too. Other makers can be int... Read More

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  • Menage a Trois Midnight 2013

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    The coloration is super dark and purple against the light....nice bubbles upon pouring! On the nose, there is plenty of rich, ripe, robust black fruits....blackberry, cherry and plum. The flavors are deep, of black currant and blackberry...perhaps black cherry and completely velvety on the mouthfeel....for a wine at this price, this is silky s... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • I find my 1995 Madiran a bit dry/tart for my taste and am considering blending the remaining four bottles with a Cabernet.  Any objections?  Suggestions?  March 25, 2016  Read More

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  • Cana's Feast Bricco Red Vns

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    Wine review by James Whittaker


  • As per your OP's title, JD, next a look at CA. From the Wine ... Mouvedre, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot Sangiovese and Tannat. Important white wine varietals include Chenin blanc, French Colombard, Gewürztraminer, Marsanne, Muscat Canelli, Pinot blanc, Pinot gris, Riesling, Roussane, Sémillon, Trousseau gris, and Viognier.[8]Up until the late 198... Read More

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  • Trying to recall a conversation we had a little while ago on this subject.Whats the most widely planted (acreage) and produced (bottles) red grape in CA, U.S., and worldwide?I seem to recall a Snooth article mentioning Grenache as the most widely planted red grape worldwide, but that was some years ago. I'm assuming it's Chardonnay for white? Read More

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  • Gloria St Julien Red Blend 2009

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    The most important thing to note about the 2009 Gloria is its power and depth; there is ample crushed wild blackberry with some cedar box on the nose... almost Napa-like in the perfumery department. Entry is slightly sweet with cherry dominating on the palate plus ample vanilla-tannin for further cellaring. Drink now through 2024. 91 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Roth Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2011

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    Nice smooth red. 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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