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PETIT VERDOT 

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Petit Verdot

Petit Verdot is a black grape variety from the Bordeaux vineyard. It owes its name to its small clusters of tightly packed grapes and its late ripening which keeps it green for a long time. Little planted, it remains delicate to cultivate and has been the subject of renewed interest in recent decades. 

Although it can be used in small quantities in the region's blends, particularly in the Médoc, as a complement to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Carménère, it nevertheless contributes to the elaboration of Classified Growths.

Rarer, some winegrowers offer cuvées with larger quantities of Petit Verdot or even as a single grape variety (Haut-Médoc and Bordeaux Supérieur). It provides a quality, colourful and tannic wine to be reserved for copious and refined dishes.

WHERE IS IT FOUND?
In France and all over the world

Vin français Petit Verdot

FRANCE

- Bordeaux

MAIN APPELLATIONS 
By type: Red wine

vin rouge Petit Verdot

Jumilla (Spain). In blends of a large number of Bordeaux appellations: Graves, Haut-Médoc, Listrac, Margaux, Médoc, Moulis, Pauillac, Pessac-Léognan, Saint-Estèphe, Saint-Julien…

SHALL WE TASTE ?
In the glass

vin rouge Petit Verdot

RED WINE

It has a dark colour because it is concentrated in anthocyanins (natural pigment). Its complex aromatic palette takes time to develop, combining black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry), spices (pepper, liquorice), violet, even menthol. When fully ripe, it offers powerful and robust wines that retain a nice freshness (including those from hot countries). Good ageing potential.

FOOD AND WINE PAIRINGS

Petit Verdot with your meals

vin rouge Petit Verdot

RED WINE

Hearty dishes (Game, meat in sauce, braised red meat: beef cheeks, stew, rabbit stew, beef ribs with marrow...). Mushrooms: ceps, morels.

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Petit Verdot, great Bordeaux wines !

Late ripening, the grapes are harvested very late because their hard-skinned black berries do not fear rot. This peculiarity has earned it the name "Verdot" referring to it staying green for a very long time.

Quite long to express its aromatic bouquet, this wine can be kept for a long time. In blends, it brings the acidity necessary for the balance of the wines. It gives birth to the classified vintages of the Bordeaux region, grands crus which for the most part are wines meant for ageing. It is thanks to this grape variety that your cellar is filled with great Bordeaux wines.

Related search terms: Verdau, Héran, Hérrant, Lambrusquet (Pyrenees), Acheri Moyeta, Carmelin (Dordogne)