Gros Verdot

Gros Verdot, is there a worse name for anything you're expected to eat or drink?

Gros Verdot is a grape, native to France which almost amazingly does not have any related to Petite Verdot.  The grape is generally considered to produce tart wines, which are falling further and further out of favor with the general public.  Gros Verdot, is however an acceptable componet to Meritage blends both in France as well as within California.