Perky Petit Verdot 2013
Petit Verdot is a variety of red wine grape, principally used in classic Bordeaux blends. Generally grown only intermittently throughout the Bordeaux region in France, the highest concentration being in the St. Emilion district.
We have Petit Verdot planted in three of our vineyards, including our Home Ranch. A difficult grape to grow, this rare variety is typically the last harvested, sometimes as much as two weeks after Cabernet Sauvignon.
Perky pairs well with spicy foods and it is a natural fit for rich meat dishes such as grilled steak, spicy pork, veal, lamb and all types of game and sausage. Naturally it is also perfect with hard and semi hard cheeses.
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Characteristically Petit Verdot has high acidity and a light aromatic character. We have coaxed from this pure Petit Verdot a dark garnet color with a hint of brulee, violet and leather on the nose. In the mouth it starts as a giant of a wine yet through the mid-pallet it ends up silky smooth making it a totally enjoyable wine to sit and sip.
A great wine to cellar so keep Perky stored well for at least three years before opening, decant it when you do and only share it with people you love.
Only 115 cases produced.