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August 15, 2019
They say big things come in small packages, and that’s certainly the case for Petit Verdot! It’s another classic Bordeaux variety that’s showing well as a single varietal wine in Argentina, as well as in traditional Bordeaux style blends. It’s a small, thick-skinned grape, which in high altitude parts of Argentina, is producing a bright, concentrated wine with spicy, aromatic and herbal notes, and an excellent tannic structure.
Tempranillo arrived in Argentina with the Spanish settlers, but it’s only in recent years that winemakers have started experimenting with the grape in the cooler Andean foothills, such as La Consulta in the Uco Valley.