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Michael David Petite Petit 2016

Michael David Petite Petit 2016

It may be safe to say it’s summer! Patio parties! Pool parties! Barbeque season! Mmmmmm… barbeque season. You will need a wine to go with all of your delicious grill-ables, and as always, we have you covered! The weather and the Toronto Raptors NBA Finals victory have us riding high, so we may have gone a little over budget; this week’s wine is Michael David Winery’s Petite Petit 2016, and this bottle is just what you need sitting beside you as you grill, and as you dine.

Tasting Notes: The 2016 Petite Petit is a wine packing a serious punch, so be ready for it!  The grapes in play here are Petit Verdot (at 15%) and Petite Sirah (a.k.a. Durif at 85%), a grape that grows small berries gushing with flavour and tannin! Expect big blueberry and black cherry fruit with lots of soft, ripe tannins, and sweet’n’spicy oak notes. Dense and intense!

Enjoy With: If it can go on a grill, it’ll work. Well ok, maybe not seafood, but (deep breath) chicken with barbeque sauce, ribs, steak, sausages, smoked brisket, pork belly, beef tenderloin, fillet mignon, lamb burgers, wild boar, bison steaks… shall we go on?

Style: A rich, full-bodied, red wine.

Terroir/Region: Michael David’s Petite Petit comes to us from Lodi, California, home of rich Zinfandels, bold Cabernets, and of course, Petit Sirah. Originally from France, this grape has found a second home in California, where the Cali sun easily ripens the berries and produces big, structured wines!

Producer: The Phillips family has been in Lodi since 1865, with the great-great-great grandparents of the brothers Michael and David planting the roots, so to say. The family began growing grapes in the early 1900s and the brothers have continued to grow the family business, moving from just farming grapes to crafting wines from the family’s fruit. With Michael’s kids now getting into the family business, the 6th generation is in training to one day let Dad and uncle David retire.

Availability: The Michael David Petite Petit 2016 is available in the Vintages section of your local LCBO and is available for online purchase and home delivery as of June 22nd. Pick up a bottle for Dad and one for yourself as well, it may be just what you wanted too!

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Price: $28.95

LCBO#: #213017

Size: 750mL

Alcohol Content: 14.5% alc./vol.