Alpasión "Grand Petit Verdot" 2018

100% Petit Verdot
A still red wine from the Valle de Uco region of Argentina.


Spicy & sapid. Under spirit cherry and graphite.

Tasting Notes

The Grand Petit Verdot 2018 from Alpasión estate has a deep ruby colour and looks dense.

On the nose, the bouquet includes under spirit cherry, black currant, graphite but also has an animal note.

The mouthfeel is spicy, warm and nicely chewy.

The finish is rather long with toasty notes of coffee.

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Score 89

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Alpasión "Grand Petit Verdot" 2018
Grand Petit Verdot (2018) Review
Estate making Grand Petit Verdot Estate Alpasión
Grand Petit Verdot (2018) Label Grand Petit Verdot
Style of Grand Petit Verdot Style Red & Still
Country of Alpasión Country Argentina
Region of Alpasión Region Valle de Uco
Grape blend of Grand Petit Verdot Grapes Petit Verdot
Vintage of Grand Petit Verdot Vintage 2018
My review of Grand Petit Verdot Points
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Petit Verdot

Varietal

Petit Verdot is a red wine grape variety that is mostly used in traditional Bordeaux blends. It ripens much later than the other varieties in Bordeaux, sometimes too late, and as a result, it has fallen out of favor in its native land. When it ripens, it adds tannin, color, and flavor to the blend in small quantities. Petit verdot has gained popularity among New World winemakers, where it ripens more consistently and can be made into single varietal wines. It can also be used to’stiffen’ Cabernet Sauvignon blends’ mid palate.

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