A classic Bordeaux grape variety, but rarely makes up more then a few percent of the blend (usually a combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc). Petit Verdot is used to add depth, colour and weight to the final wine. The reason for this token splash, lies not with the quality of the grape variety, but in the fact that Petit Verdot will only ripen fully in some of the warmest Bordeaux vintages.
As a single varietal wine, which you can find in many warmer regions, Petit Verdot is rich and dense with a dark violet, almost black appearance. Flavours are a combination of dense dark fruit, with lots of earthy spice and dark chocolate. Such a fantastic and interesting grape variety need longer stand in the shadow of its more infamous Bordeaux partners, try a Petit Verdot today!