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Petite Verdot

Petite Verdot Wine Details

Description: Even though considered a blender, this Petit Verdot will continue to improve with bottle age. Since this is our first offering, we will keep you posted on how long to age it. We are happy to report that the 100% Cabernet Franc is aging beautifully, and suspect the same will be true for the Petit Verdot. Making interesting wine true to its variety, but with the Fratelli Perata style, is our goal. Petit Verdot, with its big tannins, pairs well with steak right now. With its unique blueberry aromas, it is delicious with Blueberry Biscotti.

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 Franc:
Cabernet Franc is an accessible, spicy, herbal, dark blue grape variety that is often compared to Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc tends to be softer and has less tannin than Cabernet Sauvignon, although the two can be difficult to distinguish. Sometimes the French refer to Cabernets, which could mean either of the two grapes. Its typical aromas include an herbaceous and pronounced peppery nose, even in ripe fruit, and something eerily like tobacco. The Cabernet Franc ripens at an earlier stage, which gives it reason to exist in the Bordeaux area. In the Loire, where we find it a lot, it gives a clear red fresh and fruity wine.


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