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Petit Verdot Select VQA 1.5L Magnum

by Big Head 2017

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Delivery Time :
1-2 weeks

Producer : Big Head

Region : Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)

Bottle Per Case : 1 x 1.5L

Food Pairing : BBQ, Cured Meat, Duck breast, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables, Steak, Suckling Pig, Veal roasted

Tasting Notes

The fruit is Merlot, but there is a meatiness there without the black pepper. Stewed black cherry and raspberry, smoked meat, violets, and a healthy dose of baking spice from the time in oak. The palate is concentrated, balanced, ripe yet fresh. There is a lot going on and each component contributes equally. This is being released in time for grilling season; fire-roasted things would work well with this wine.

Petit Verdot ripens later and the early winter meant that we were drying in cold and dry ambient conditions which preserved the freshness and health of the fruit. The fruit was very clean as 2017. We had alot of rain throughout most of the summer but harvest was dry and warm because it’s usually the opposite for Niagara. We hand sorted into Giant 4200L concrete Tank and left on skins for 45 days. Then it was free run into 2nd fill 225L French oak barrels where it finished fermenting and aged for 18 months.


Bottles Per Case Single Bottles
Cellaring Drink Now or Cellar
Sweetness Descriptor XD - Extra Dry See Sweetness Chart
Sugar Content (g/L) <2 g/L
Bottle Size 1.5L
Producer Big Head
Region Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)
Alcohol 15% alc./vol.
Style Warm and toasty
Vintage 2017
Farming Method Sustainable, Traditional
Grapes Merlot
Food Pairing BBQ, Cured Meat, Duck breast, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables, Steak, Suckling Pig, Veal roasted
Descriptors Earthy, Fruity, Mineral
Wine Type Red
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Full
Price of Case $155.00

The Producer

Big Head

A family of passionate individuals that love all things vinous, Big Head Wines have been making wine in the Niagara area for over a decade, and this is their first project on their own. Big Head sources only the best fruit from the Niagara region, working closely with growers that share their attention to detail and pursuit of the highest quality.


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