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Grapes

Petit Verdot

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Considered a minor blending grape in Bordeaux, Petit Verdot has shown promise as a single-varietal wine in warmer climates where it makes smooth full-bodied reds.

Primary Flavors

  • Black Cherry
  • Plum
  • Violet
  • Lilac
  • Sage

Taste Profile

Dry

Full Body

High Tannins

Medium Acidity

13.5–15% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    60–68°F / 15-20°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Oversized

  • DECANT
    1 Hour

  • CELLAR
    10+ Years

Food Pairing

A bold and boisterous wine with a shorter finish will do well with roasted meats that have a pungent note, such Cuban style pork or even burgers with blue cheese.

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