Petit Verdot, a lesser-known yet fascinating grape variety, has a rich history and a unique charm that deserves recognition. In this blog post, we will delve into the origins and characteristics of Petit Verdot, and highlight the exceptional 2020 JB Petit Verdot by Justin Bogaty, our talented winemaker at James Charles Winery. While this remarkable wine is usually exclusive to Legacy Club Members, we’re offering a special sale that non-club members can enjoy for $27.30 a bottle! Our club members can take advantage of a discounted price of $25.35. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the captivating world of Petit Verdot.
The History of Petit Verdot:
Petit Verdot, a red grape variety, hails from the Bordeaux region of France, where it has been cultivated for centuries. It is known for its intense color, bold tannins, and rich flavors, which contribute to the complexity and structure of Bordeaux blends. Traditionally used as a blending grape, Petit Verdot has gained prominence as a single varietal wine in recent years, particularly in regions like California, Australia, and Virginia.
Why You Should Know About Petit Verdot:
- Unique Flavor Profile: Petit Verdot offers a distinct flavor profile that sets it apart from other red wines. It boasts intense, concentrated flavors of dark fruit, such as blackberry and plum, accompanied by notes of violet, spice, and often a hint of graphite or pencil shavings. Its bold tannins and high acidity create a well-structured, age-worthy wine.
- Age-Worthy Wine: Petit Verdot’s high tannin content and acidity make it an ideal candidate for aging. As it matures, the wine’s tannins soften, and its complex flavors evolve, revealing a nuanced and elegant wine that can be enjoyed for years to come.
- Versatile Food Pairing: The full-bodied nature and bold flavors of Petit Verdot make it a versatile choice for pairing with a variety of foods. It complements rich, hearty dishes like grilled or braised meats, game, and stews, as well as robust vegetarian fare like mushroom risotto or eggplant Parmesan.
The 2020 JB Petit Verdot by Justin Bogaty:
Our 2020 JB Petit Verdot, crafted by renowned winemaker Justin Bogaty, is a stunning example of Petit Verdot’s potential when grown in Virginia’s unique terroir. This wine showcases intense flavors of dark fruit, balanced by hints of violet, spice, and earthy undertones. Its well-integrated tannins and lively acidity make it a perfect companion to your favorite dishes or an exceptional wine to enjoy on its own.
Special Sale: Don’t Miss Out!
In honor of one of our club member favorites, please help us in taking advantage of this limited-time offer. Non-club members can enjoy this exquisite wine for $27.30, while club members can purchase it for $25.35. Be sure to take advantage of this fantastic offer while supplies last, and discover the remarkable world of Petit Verdot for yourself!
Petit Verdot is a hidden gem in the world of wine, offering a unique flavor profile, excellent aging potential, and versatility when it comes to food pairings. The 2020 JB Petit Verdot by Justin Bogaty at James Charles Winery is a prime example of the outstanding wines that can be produced from this intriguing grape variety. Don’t miss out on our special sale and the chance to explore the captivating world of Petit Verdot!