“Pee-tee Vur-doe ” is how you pronounce the red wine grape. Petite Verdot. It’s commonly found in Bordeaux where winemakers add it to blends to enhance the colour, tannin and floral aromas in a wine. However it’s pretty darn good on its own too.
This example I received as a free gift from Happs in WA’s Margaret River region (thank you!!). Their Three Hills wine range is dedicated to not your typical grape varieties – instead something a little different – like this 2018 Petite Verdot.
Only 100 dozen bottles of this vintage have been produced and it retails for $38. The fruit was handpicked and the juice spent 13 days on the skins whilst being hand plunged. It was then aged in 50% new French oak barriques.
In the glass it’s a deep thick red with a wonderful sweet perfume of black fruits, flowers and a hint of earthiness. In the mouth it’s fresh and juicy with a wonderfully refreshing acidity. Think black plums and cherries. Incredibly moreish.
This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!