Our friends up at RGNY Winery (formerly Martha Clara until the Entenmann's family sold it) on Long Island grew the Petit Verdot for us again in 2019. Jim Thompson--who has been growing grapes for over thirty years--did an outstanding job, delivering fruit that was clean and ripe and wonderful. Petit Verdot is one of the five Bordeaux varieties, and it usually plays a supporting role in their blends. Here in the eastern US, we tend to have it play a little more prominent role as our palates seem to prefer the bolder flavors of this grape variety. That--and I have this on good authority--we tend to treat it more seriously the vineyard, thereby mitigating the harsh unripe flavors which gave the "little green one" its reputation. This wine was aged for ten months in French oak barrels and bottled late last summer.
Keep up to date on the latest wine releases, events, and promotions.