Riotorto LI, Italy (Tuscany)
Petit Verdot refers to the small berries that the vine produces, but this wine is anything but small. Usually seen as a blending grape to firm up Cabernets with more tannin, this is a powerful wine indeed. The aromas are subtle and complex with dark fruits both berry and plum, violet flowers, and earthy notes like graphite, cedar, cocoa, and spice. Expect a firm and powerful mid palate with plenty of tannin and a finish that will improve with age.
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This is a very special wine. Giuseppe and Adam Richard, owner of Uva Imports, have been working together for 10 years and the 2016 vintage was the first time the Brancatelli estate has bottled a single varietal Petit Verdot. With just one hectare planted on the property, the Petit Verdot is typically used as a blending grape. For Adam and Uva Imports, Giuseppe bottled just a few barrels of this powerful wine.
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