Petit Verdot

Petit Verdot is a variety of red wine grape, principally used in classic Bordeaux blends. It ripens much later than the other varieties in Bordeaux, often too late, so it fell out of favour in its home region. When it does ripen, it is added in small amounts to add tannin, colour and flavour to the blend. It has attracted attention among winemakers in the New World, where it ripens more reliably and has been made into single varietal wine. It is also useful in 'stiffening' the mid palate of Cabernet Sauvignon blends.When young its aromas have been likened to banana and pencil shavings. Strong tones of violet and leather develop as it matures.
Posts about Petit Verdot
  • LCBO Vintages release – November 22, 2014 (WVN 205)

    …, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot blend with concentrated flavours of red and black fruits, savoury notes, smoke and graphite: it is complex and developing. The structure is solid with sleek tannins and bright acid. The finish is long. à bientôt… Copyright © W. John Switzer 2003 – 2014 Like this: Like Loading... Related …

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  • Pearmund Cellars Holiday Specials

    … Vine Chardonnay 2013 Viognier 2013 Petit Manseng 2013 Riesling 2011 Merlot 2012 Cabernet Franc 2013 Cabernet Franc 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Petit Verdot 2011 Ameritage 2012 Ameritage 3) Pearmund Cellars Wine Library for holiday gifts The Pearmund Cellars library is a collection of vintage wines, in very limited quantity. Check them out…

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  • 6 Budget Friendly Wines for Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is less than a week away! That means we all need some wine to serve our guests or ourselves, preferably both. Spending top dollar to get good wines is fairly simple. Finding value driven offerings that get the job done is a bit more challenging. Here are some delicious selections that will work well for your Thanksgiving meal. With one exception they all clock in under $25.

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  • Hitting the Century Club, in Virginia

    … know how far I will get, so let's see what happens. I am going to start in Northern Virginia and begin with 8 Chains North, that winery gets us: Sauvignon Blanc Traminette Vidal Blanc Malbec Merlot Petit Verdot Sauvignon Blanc That was an easy start, next over to Breaux Vineyards, where we can add: Chardonnay Seyval Blanc…

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  • Harvest Report 2014 — Shinn Estate — Long Island, New York

    … From Barbara Shinn: We began harvesting the whites on September 28th and harvested the last of the reds on November 5th. Harvest was an average of 7 days later than most vintages after a cool dry summer. Yields were higher than average in all varieties, so a longer hang time was necessary to gain full maturity. The last two days of harvest we…

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  • Virginia Wine Tasting - Monticello AVA @VAWine

    … smooth, creamy tannin, fresh finish. Thoughts: Impressed. Crowd pleasing style. Craved beef Carpacio and Wagyu beef. Hit all my buttons. Strongly Recommended. Blend: Meritage 42% Merlot 27% CabFran 25% Petit Verdot and 6% Malbec - Closure: Natural Cork ABV: 13.5% 10K cases total production Winemaker: Matthieu Finot since 2003 SRP: $30.95 King Family…

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  • Wine Bath

    … of sherry cask maturation (‘sherried’ in whisky-geek lingo). Here are a bunch of the core Glenfarclas expressions to seek out and taste. Glenfarclas 10 year old Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky (40 percent abv; $50): this deep, lightly sherried whisky offers rich aromas and flavors of red plums, raisins, ginger, apples, nuts, vanilla and other…

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  • Pontotoc Vineyard

    … the uncorked bottles and we enjoyed the wines in addition to the conversation. Pontotoc Vineyard only does vintage wines and the first wine tasted was the 2013 Estate Tempranillo which is 100% Tempranillo. Carl decided to enter this wine in our Battle of the Texas Tempranillos and the wine was rated 5th best out of 28 Texas Tempranillos. The next wine…

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  • Presenting Thorn-Clarke Wines at Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015

    Thorn-Clarke Wines is coming from Australia to pour their wines for you at the Vancouver International Wine Festival. I’ve known and tasted their wines for many years while I was part of the South World Wine Society here in Vancouver. Read about Thorn-Clarke Wines here (and some bonus material at the end by me!).

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