In France, it is rare to find Petit Verdot as a single variety, as the Bordeaux tradition is to use it as part of blends, adding important structure, body and richness. A few wineries in BC have begun to offer it as a single variety to those who like full-bodied rich wines for an evening's drinking pleasure.
This Petit Verdot allows for a rich, dark wine that shows off a dense, inky violet appearance, hinting at the qualities to follow – ripe, rich aromas of plum and blackberry, solid tannin structure, and a full bodied palate showing off black currants, spices and hints of tobacco on the finish. The depth of flavours and textures is ideal for rich, hearty dishes. 13.2%