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Williamsburg Winery

Williamsburg Winery
2015 Wessex Hundred, Petit Verdot, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .3%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$32

Williamsburg Winery
2015 Wessex Hundred, Petit Verdot, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Petit Verdot

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .3%
Black garnet color. Woody, vegetal aromas of tomato leaves, fertile earth, and mustard greens with a vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, carefree juicy spring berries and white pepper finish with moderate oak flavor. A green Petit Verdot for springtime pairing.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: tomato leaves, fertile earth, and mustard greens
Taste Flavor: juicy spring berries and white pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Vegetable Lasagna, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A green Petit Verdot for springtime pairing.

The Producer

The Williamsburg Winery

The Producer
5800 Wessex Hundred
Williamsburg, VA 23185
USA
1 757-258-0899

Petit Verdot

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Petit Verdot is a red Bordeaux variety, one of five permitted in a Bordeaux classified wine. It is almost never seen as a stand-alone variety in this region, instead it is a blending component, used primarily to add color to the wine.

The grape's deep, inky purple hue is quite remarkable and perhaps for that reason, it has attracted a handful of producers in California as a stand-alone wine. It is also used in small amounts as a blending grape in certain powerful California reds. The grape is also grown in Chile and Spain.

The flavors are of blackberry, black cherry and plum along with light black spice. Tannins are moderate as is acidity. Pair a Petit Verdot with robust dishes, be it game birds or venison.