Primarily used as a component in Bordeaux-style blends, Petit Verdot could use a champion or three. I found a trio of winemakers who take this grape beyond the blend, making it the star of the show.
My first article for SevenFifty Daily takes a look at Petit Verdot through three winemakers:
- Kevin Morrisey, Ehlers Estate, St. Helena, CA
- Yashodhan “Billo” Naravane, MW, Rasa Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA
- Emily Pelton, Veritas Vineyard and Winery, Afton, VA
I not only explore the difficulty of making wine from this thick-skinned, tannic grape, but also consider how the heck you sell it.
Take a look:
Vineyard image courtesy Virginia Wine.