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Petit Verdot

Bordeaux’s secret weapon

It is commonly said that the Petit Verdot originated in Bordeaux. But genetically, it is closer to a group of vines from near the Pyrenees, which are most likely descended from wild clematis. In French, these wild plants are called “lambrusques”, and the Petit Verdot is also known under the synonym Lumbrusquet. It is a high quality grape: very dark and spicy with notes of cassis and graphite, plenty of robust tannins and strong acidity. Most major Bordeaux contain a small proportion of Petit Verdot. Appropriately, it is valued wherever wines are produced according to the Bordeaux recipe. For example, in Italian Maremma or in California, where it covers the largest area worldwide. It is almost never vinified purely by itself. Incidentally, its name, derived from “vert”, meaning green, alludes to its Achilles heel: in cool weather it tends to form small, seedless green grapes.

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Parker 94 Points
Château Pichon-Longueville Lalande
Only 9 Bottles
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Château Pontet-Canet
Certified organic or biodynamic wine
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Parker 93 Points
Dominus Estate
Only 1 Bottle

Dominus Estate

AVA, Christian Moueix, 1995, 750 ml
CHF 229.–
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Parker 100 Points
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