December Featured Varietal - Petit Verdot

Monday, December 1, 2014 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Each month, Livermore Valley Wine Country highlights a varietal in our region.

VISIT, LEARN, TASTE and PAIR from one of our 50+ wineries!

Petit Verdot

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Bodegas Aguirre Winery, Concannon Vineyard, Crooked Vine Winery, Cuda Ridge Wines, Las Positas Vineyards, Murrieta's Well, Occasio Winery, Rodrigue Molyneaux, The Steven Kent Winery, Wente Vineyards Estate Winery, Westover Vineyards


Petit Verdot is a red grape that is the least known and least grown of the Bordeaux red grape varietals, but is very well known as a blending grape.


This varietal is incredibly generous with floral fragrant aromas early on that carry on into its middle life with lavender, rosewater, violet, anise and white blossom notes.


Petite Verdot demands hearty meat dishes and aged cheeses.  Roasted duck, barbecued lamb chops or pork spare ribs will all pair well.

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