Petite Verdot [peh-teet ver-doe]

Definition: A red grape used to blend with cabernet sauvignon and merlot.

Grown primarily in: United States and France

Best Climate: Hot (typically last varietal to be harvested)

Winemaking: In France and California, it's often blended with cabernet sauvignon and merlot for color.

Nose: Distinct, minty, musky, black cherry.

Mouth: Full body, firm tannins, felty, has texture.

Note: One of the rarest and least planted varietals in California.

Your Guide to the Varietal Grape

Varietal Facts

Select any varietal on the list below to learn the facts!

Barbera Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon Chardonnay
Gamay Gamay Beaujolais
Gerwurztraminer Malbec
Merlot Nebbiolo
Petite Sirah Petite Verdot
Pinot Blanc Pinot Meunier
Pinot Noir Riesling
Sauvignon Blanc Sangiovese
Semillon Syrah
Viognier Zinfandel