Petite Verdot

Petit Verdot{Puh TEE Vare DOE} is a red wine grape variety, which originally comes from south west of France. The principal use of this grape is for blends; it ripens late and for that reason the production has been in decline especially in France. The grapes have a better chance in the New World especially in California and Australia, where they ripen faster. The grapes have high tannins, and the ratio of skin to juice is good. Blends from this grape are used to add tannin, color and aromas such as flowers, olives, and blueberry. When the grapes are not fully matured tend to have high acidity and unpleasant flavors. Other countries known to have Petit Verdot are: Italy, USA, Australia, and Spain.

France

Bordeaux

Entre Deux Mers is an area in the south-eastern part of Bordeaux that sits between the Dordogne and Garonne rivers. The Boudon’s farm 27 hectaires, or some 60 acres in the Haut Benauge, which is a little known appellation producing only white wines. The soils in the area are a mix of sand, clay, and a small amount of limestone and are generally considered a classic example of alluvial soils, the geologic term for soil that is fine grained and deposited by rivers over time.

 Petite Verdot

Color of grape red with purple.
Species Vitis Vinifera
Synonyms Petit Verdau, Verdot
Origin France
Most common in Italy, USA, Australia
Phonetic pronunciation  Puh TEE (TEET) Vare DOE