French Petit Verdot is a red wine grape variety traditionally grown in the Bordeaux region of France, where it’s often used as a blending component in Bordeaux blends to add colour, tannin, and floral aromas. Petit Verdot wines are full-bodied, deeply coloured and high in tannins, with good ageing potential. They often showcase flavours of black fruits like blackberry and plum, alongside notes of violets, spice, and sometimes a touch of leather or smoke. While it’s still used in blends in Bordeaux, Petit Verdot is also increasingly being used to make varietal wines in regions like California and Australia. If you enjoy red wines that are bold, structured, and complex, wines made from or featuring French Petit Verdot could be a great choice for you.