Behind the Cork™ – Le Petit Verre Wines

Le Petit Verre Wines

From the Tupungato Valley of Chile’s Uco Valley comes Le Petit Verre Wines. And, they are imported by Origins Organic which is run by Anne Bousquet of the Domaine Bousquet family winery in Argentina.

Roughly translated as “The Small Glass,” Le Petit Verre wines come in convenient 250 ml cans (1/3 of a bottle) for easy storage and carrying where ever you chose to go.

The grapes for both of these wines are 100% certified organic from Tupungato Valley, a high-altitude sub-zone of Mendoza’s Uco Valley that you may already know for producing great wines, especially Malbec.

Le Petit Verre Bubbly Rosé ($13 for a 4-pack)

This wonderful bubbly is produced from 50% Pinot Noir, 30% Syrah and 10% Viognier. It has a beautiful salmon color, is lightly bubbly with delicious vibrant fruit flavors, good acidity and a refreshing finish.

Le Petit Verre Malbec ($13 for a 4-pack)

Argentina’s Uco valley is famous for its Malbec and this one is produced from 100% Malbec. It’s medium-purple in color, has nice black fruit aromas that follow right into the flavors of this wine with moderate tannin, and a classic tart cherry flavor finish.

Don’t let the can fool you, both the Bubbly Rosé and Malbec are serious wines that can be enjoyed anytime. These wines, made from organic grapes, are a great value and are widely available which makes them a great fit as the Behind the Cork™ Wines of the Week. Look for these and enjoy! Cheers!