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2019 vinAmite Petit Verdot

vinAmite Petit Verdot

Wine: Petit Verdot, 2019

Winery: vinAmite, Oliver

Why drink it? Petit Verdot plays a role in Bordeaux blends adding tannic structure to these red wines, but can stand on its own when the climate is good for ripening, as it is here. Don’t be dismayed at the ‘petit’ as the wine is bolder than the name. Aromas of candied blueberries, violets, and baking spices emerge after a bit of time in the glass or a decanter. Flavours range from sage and other earthy herbs to stewed plums or fig notes and dark red fruits. Both on the nose and on the palate, you may be reminded of savoury holiday baking. Decant or aerate now, or save for another year or two.

Pair with: Winter dinners of hearty soups or stews, lamb burgers, roast pork, or grazing plates of tapenades and patés with cured meats and aged or smoked cheeses. Dishes featuring mushrooms will work well, as will some Mexican-inspired mains.

Price: $45

Music pairing: Lost Together, Blue Rodeo

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