Is one of the Bordeaux’s classic black grape varieties, no longer planted in any great quantity but enjoying a small revival in some quality-conscious vineyard. The vine ripe even later than Cabernet Sauvignon and is equal resistant to rot . It shares Cabernet Sauvignon ‘ s thick skins and also capable of yielding concentrated, tannic Wines rich in colour. When it ripens fully , age worthy, sometimes rather spicy Wines can make a valuable contribution.
Food matches for Petit Verdot include: