In its native Bordeaux, Petit Verdot is often (unfairly) overshadowed by superstars Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. But under California’s sunny skies, this late-ripener really gets the chance to develop – especially in a great vintage like 2016, which critics and winemakers alike are raving about.
Amelior’s a lovely introduction if you’ve never had Petit Verdot on its own. Made from premium grapes grown across the North Coast region and patiently oak aged, it’s brimming with toasty spice and dark chocolate notes, along with rich fig, black plum, and earthy violet characters.
An ideal match for savory meats (pork, lamb, or game) or earthy vegetarian dishes.