I find new wines make in Venezuela that are interesting, one of then is a petit verdot 2005 but i don't know much about it, the only thing i know is that it have to be late harvest so is complecated.

if you know anything about it or taste it, i'll be thanks if you let me know.
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Petit Verdot is a bordeaux varietal typically blended to round out the suttle nuances associated with the others. I've heard of winemakers adding it specifically to enhance the color of the wine

Much like Malbec, Petit Verdot is gaining in popularity in S. America, due to the fact that it grows well down there.

I personally believe that bordeaux varietals need one another to truly show their strength as a group. It's kind of like a basketball team here in the U.S. One player typically cannot reap all of the praise for a team success or downfall - the entire group should be praised or reprimanded for the actions.
You could contact the producer or winemaker. They usually will tell you all about their wines. I'm sure that Petit Verdot grown in your country would differ somewhat from whats grown in the states or in France.
Petit verdot may be a mean and a difficult grape.
Venezuela not having the greatest wine tradition, I would try with something more easy.
But who am I?

In another and certainly not so mean vain: "is complicated"... Are you sure you're not from Barcelona?
Bosis
I agree with you but i find in varietals an easy way to know the taste of each variety and to train my palate, then i'm going to try a bordeaux and kind like wines.

mpls
I'm going to try that i think that's a great idea.

Rik
I know that we don't have a great wine tradition that's what i find interesting, why that grape? why here?
nop i'm not from Barcelona.

Thanks for the replys
I like Petit Verdot based wines. I have not had a lot of them. In France they have a green under ripe flavor. In Spain, Australia (the innovaters in this case I believe, California and have not had but have heard good things about Washington. Tannic and could use some time.
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Originally posted by spo:
I like Petit Verdot based wines. I have not had a lot of them. In France they have a green under ripe flavor . In Spain, Australia (the innovaters in this case I believe, California and have not had but have heard good things about Washington. Tannic and could use some time.
Since the translation from French is "small green" this shouldn't be a surprise.... Cool
pv in bordeaux only ripens 3 out of 10 years,it just doesn't get hot enough.Nobody would plant enough to make a 100 percent.

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