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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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Château Prieuré-Lichine

AC Margaux 4ème Cru classé, 2010, 750 ml
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Château Léoville-Poyferré
Only 3 Bottles
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Château Talbot

AC Saint-Julien 4ème Cru classé, 2016, 750 ml
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Château Rauzan-Ségla
Only 17 Bottles

Château Rauzan-Ségla

AC Margaux 2ème Cru classé, 2015, 750 ml
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Parker (90-92) Points
Château Malescot Saint-Exupéry
Only 3 Bottles
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Grape varieties

Chasselas

Chasselas

Swiss pride

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Muscat

Muscat

A sweet family

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Portugieser

Portugieser

Historical, though shady

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