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How Good is Tutiac ‘Lieu-Dit Verdot’ Petit Verdot?


Wine Assessment of 2014 Les Vignerons de Tutiac ‘Lieu-Dit Verdot’ Petit Verdot, Bordeaux, France

Rating: 89/100

This Petit Verdot wine comes from the realm of origin of the grape selection, the Bordeaux area in France.

The grape for this wine come even the truth is, from a ‘lieu-dit’, a small delimited space North of Bordeaux referred to as ‘Verdot’, on the commune of Reignac close to the Blaye appellation.

Made by the Les Vignerons de Tutiac cooperative vineyard, the winery that crops these grapes covers solely a 2.5 ha floor space (6 acres) yielding about 15,000 bottles per 12 months.

The ‘Lieu-Dit’ assortment is a range by the Tutiac winegrowers of small vineyards producing wines of particular character.

After fermentation, this Petit Verdot Bordeaux wine was aged in French oak barrels.

Total Tasting Impressions

A dry and savory pink, bursting with a salivating acidity and vegetal bitterness, but feeling considerably balanced and beneficiant.

Full Tasting Notes

This Bordeaux varietal Petit Verdot is available in a reasonably darkish pink coloration with touches of oranges hues to the rim however wanting darkish and almost black to the core.

The nostril is predominantly fruity and spicy, stuffed with notes of contemporary raspberry and blackberry. Extra importantly, there’s a wealth of lifted inexperienced pepper and pink bell pepper notes, considerably typical of the grapes.

Add some smoothening oaky vanilla, a touch of caramel and woodsmoke, and you’ve got a reasonably pleasing odor, ashy and savory, barely vegetal but fruity in a typical Bordeaux wine vogue.

The palate is dry with a crispy acidity underlined by some bitter vegetal flavors, reminding that Petit Verdot generally is a little ‘inexperienced’ to style. However someway this offers this wine that’s in any other case ripe and beneficiant wine boasting pink berry and oaky flavors, a way of distinctive persona and a varietal typicity.

Take pleasure in 🙂

Julien Miquel

Tutiac Lieu-Dit Verdot Petit Verdot Label Pictures