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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 95+ Points
Ch. Latour
Only 16 Bottles
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Parker 87 Points
Château Charmail
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Parker 92 Points
Château Boyd-Cantenac
Only 6 Bottles
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Falstaff 88-91 Points
Château Labégorce
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Parker 97 Points
Château Smith Haut Lafitte
Only 16 Bottles

Grape varieties

Jaen

Jaen

Mysterious origin, today widespread

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Marsanne

Marsanne

Better in twos than alone

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Clairette blanche

Clairette blanche

A hint of smoke

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