WINE CLUB June 2022 | 2019 Petit Verdot

What is Petit Verdot?
Ah… Petit Verdot, historically produced as a blending grape because of its rich color, deep flavor, and medium acidity that extends its aging ability and longevity of the wines. Popular in Bordeaux blends, it’s used to add color and complexity to other grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot.
 
It’s a grape that ripens late in France, so is best used in a blend just in case it doesn’t have a chance to reach its full maturity. But here in Colorado, the long, hot summer days and cool nights of the Western Slopes seem to supply the perfect conditions for this intense grape, allowing it to ripen fully to produce a stand alone Petit Verdot wine.
 
Colorado Vineyard Specialists (C.V.S. Vineyard) in Colorado
The grapes for this 2019 Petit Verdot were grown by Kaibab Sauvage of Colorado Vineyard Specialists, thus the C.V.S. Vineyard designation on the back of this bottle. Winemaker John loves the intensity that these grapes offer!
 
 
A Deep, Complex Red
Give this wine a good fifteen minutes to really open up and breathe in your glass. Intricate aromas of sweet violets unfold into allspice and cinnamon as you swirl. The color is a true burgundy that eludes to its rich, textured body. Flavors of juicy blueberry and blackberry jam delight as the delicious baking spices return on the palate. The grippy finish is long and satisfying, awaiting the next sip.
 
What to Pair with this 2019 Petit Verdot
This ’19 Petit Verdot is the perfect wine for all your summer grilling, especially for Father’s Day, which is coming up on Sunday, June 19th. 
 
Early Summer at the Winery!

Come taste this new Petit Verdot and enjoy a flight, glass, or bottle of Natural Balistreri Wine on the patio, along with a wonderful lunch from the Balistreri Culinary Team. 

While you’re here, catch a glimpse of these adorable baby grapes growing on our pergolas. This is Early Summer at the Winery! We can’t wait to see you here.

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Want to try this delicious 2019 Colorado Petit Verdot? Stop by the Winery for a taste of our current lineup. Make a reservation here!

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