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Artist Collection Petit Verdot

Artist Collection Petit Verdot Wine Details
Price: $33.00 per bottle

Description: Nearly always a blending grape (primarily with Cabernet Sauvignon), Petit Verdot is a powerful varietal, with intense flavors and evident structure (tannin). This is a full bodied version, with rich flavors (reminiscent of fig, blueberry, black licorice, and leather), and a long, somewhat tannic finish. Serve it with pizza with smoked duck, steak sandwich, lamb with black olives & green peppers, and wild boar ragout.

Varietal Definition
Petit Verdot:
Petite Verdot is one of the five noble Bordeaux varietals, essentially acting as the nuts and bolts in most Bordeaux blends. With intense color and racy flavors, this wine possesses elements of pencil shavings, dark fruit presentation and a subtle complexity, which can be appreciated by even the most discerning palate.
Cabernet Sauvignon:
Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted and significant among the five dominant varieties in France’s Bordeaux region, as well as the most successful red wine produced in California. Though it was thought to be an ancient variety, recent genetic studies at U.C. Davis have determined that Cabernet Sauvignon is actually the hybrid offspring of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon berries are small with black, thick and very tough skin. This toughness makes the grapes fairly resistant to disease and spoilage and able to withstand some autumn rains with little or no damage. It is a mid to late season ripener. These growth characteristics, along with its flavor appeal have made Cabernet Sauvignon one of the most popular red wine varieties worldwide.


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