Saturday, August 19, 2017

Petit Verdot Showdown

By Jennifer Primrose & Dathan Kazsuk | August 19, 2017
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Principally used in Bordeaux blends, the Petit Verdot, is a red wine that contains a lot of tannin, color and flavor to a blend. However, the grape on its own as a single varietal wine, can be a little rough around the edges.

At least 8 states here in the U.S. are now growing Petit Verdot in their vineyards, which include Texas, New York, Washington, Virginia and our own state of North Carolina.

In a side-by-side blind tasting, we obtained 100 percent Petit Verdot from a North Carolina winery and a Virginia winery. And we didn’t have to look to far to find them – they were sitting right in our own wine bar. The wines we selected were the 2012 Petit Verdot Limited Edition from the Williamsburg Winery in Williamsburg, Virginia. The second wine, another 2012 Petit Verdot, hails from Jones von Drehle in Thurmond, North Carolina.

Along with our friends Chris Morton and Jason Martin from Wine & Real Estate TV, we decided to find out which one suited our taste buds the best. 

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