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Petit Verdot (France)

Petit Verdot is commonly used as a blendig grape in Bordeaux.

Some wines from Argentina and Spain are produced exclusively by Petit Verdot.

Typical Flavors


Blueberry
Blueberry
Cherry
Black
Cherry
Blackberry
Blackberry
Plum
Plum

Fig
Fig
Jam
Jam
Violets
Violets
Licorice
Licorice

Oak Added Flavors:

Vanilla
Vanilla
Coffee
Coffee
Chocolate
Chocolate
Tobacco
Tobacco

Dark Berries, Dark Fruit, Jam, and Violets are typical Petit Verdot flavors.

Profile

Petit Verdot has a profile much like Shiraz:

BODYFull
TANNINSHigh
FRUITHigh
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
17-18°C (63-64°F)

Food Pairing


Mushroom
Spicy Tapas
Hamburger
Spicy Burger
Salami
Salami
Soup
Casseroles

Chili
Chili
Chicken
Chicken
Pork
Pork
Lamb
Lamb

A full bodied Petit Verdot pairs best with Bold Food.

Petit Verdot loves Smoke, Curry and Cajun Spices.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
South African. Indian. Creole.
Cured Meat. Salami.
Hot BBQ. Chicken. Pork.
Hot Curry. Spiced Rice (Thai).
Ratatouille.

Cheese:
Mature Cheese. Gouda. Cheddar. Gruyére.

South African Specialities:
Bobotie (Cured Meat).
Boerwor (Curry Sausage).
Potjiekos (Meat Stew).

If You Like Petit Verdot

You Might Also Like:

Barolo (Italy)
Cabernet Sauvignon (France)
Languedoc (France)
Lebanese Red (Lebanon)
Malbec (Argentina)
Nero d'Avola (Italy)
Petite Sirah (USA)
Pinotage (South Africa)
Rioja Reserva (Spain)
Shiraz (Australia)
Super Tuscan (Italy)
Syrah (France)
Touriga Nacional (Portugal)

The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for medium to full bodied red wines.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

About

Pinotage is a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsaut.

In South Africa Cinsault is called Hermitage. Quite confusing since in France Hermitage means Syrah.

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