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Gran Reserva Petit Verdot 2014

Winery: Bodegas Perez
Aging: 12 Months
Alcohol: 14%

DESCRIPTION

Petit Verdot is a hardy grape with lots of tannins, intense red color with blush tinge, complex floral aroma with a lot of strength and character, mostly black fruit flavor raging from plum, blackberry and blueberry, this grape is also rarely produced as a single-varietal wine. Good, smooth and creamy mouth-feel, notes of oak elegantly assembled with fruit, for a long and enduring aftertaste.

GRAN RESERVA PETIT VERDOT 2014

DON TONY PEREZ

PAIRINGS: 

Due to the rigid tannin structure and concentrated nature of this wine, foods with plenty of weight, protein, and fat are your best options. Consider rich cuts of red meat, well-aged cheese (like Stilton) or wild game.

GRAPEVINES

PETIT VERDOT

Petit Verdot is a full-bodied red wine that originates in southwestern France (in Bordeaux). Petit Verdot translates close to “little green one”, and it takes its name from the small size of its berries, and it is highly desired as a blending grape in red Bordeaux blends because of its plentiful color, tannin and floral aromas of violet. Petit Verdot offers up aromas of mostly black fruit flavors ranging from plum, blackberry and blueberry to slightly lighter black cherry. The unique and intriguing flavors of Petit Verdot are herbal and floral notes such as violet, lilac, lavender, sage, and dried herbs. The Petit Verdot is fit for rich, meat dishes, grilled steak, spicy pork, veal, lamb, all types of game and sausage. Spicy foods pair well with Petit Verdot and it’s perfect for a myriad of different hard and semi soft cheeses.

Pairings: 

  • Grilled red meat
  • White meat like pork, veal or lamb
  • Well-aged cheese like Pecorino, Manchego, Smoked Gouda or Gruyere.
  • Wild game
  • Beef or lamb stew
  • Roasted Pork
  • Game birds
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