Grape Vari­ety: Petit Verdot

Geog­ra­phy: Home is Bor­deaux, France.

Viti­cul­ture: As for Caber­net Sauvi­gnon: Best in warm cli­mates. If grown in hot con­di­tions, the wine pro­duced has a jammy, stewed flavor.

Varietal/Blend: Mainly used for blend­ing with Caber­net Sauvi­gnon for top qual­ity wines in Médoc.

Fla­vor & Char­ac­ter: Intense rasp­berry flavor.

Vini­fi­ca­tion: As for Caber­net Sauvi­gnon: Fer­mented in stain­less steel or oak. Fer­men­ta­tion tem­per­a­ture not crit­i­cal because of robust­ness of grape. Matured in old or new oak.

Style: Rather than pos­sess­ing indi­vid­ual style, it adds com­plex­ity and full­ness to other Bor­deaux reds.

Body, Dry/Sweet: When blended, pro­duces intense, full-bodied wines.

Notes: Its main role is to enhance the rich­ness of Bor­deaux wines.