Petit Manseng

This white wine-producing grape is being grown on small acreages in Virginia, notably by Chrysallis Vineyards. The vine originates in the Jurancon region of southwestern France, where it is highly regarded. Wines made from this variety in the Jurancon are typically of exceptionally high quality and can be very aromatic. Aromas of the wines are suggestive of cinnamon, peaches and pineapple. The best and most famous wines from the region are the Jurancon Moelleux. These are sweet wines, which are made from the small thick grapes that have been left on the vine well into November in order to concentrate natural sugars. This coupled with the grapes' natural high acidity, creates the ideal combination for great dessert wine production. The vine's loose clusters, and the high pergola training it receives in the Jurancon, limits Petit Manseng's susceptibility to rot. This is ideal for production in the humid conditions of Virginia. Unfortunately, the vine also requires an extended growing season. Only areas where Read more »

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  • Chateau Jolys Cuvee du Bic Jurancon 2016


    I bought this bottle of wine for 8 euros the last time I was in Calais.Jurancon is an appellation created in 1936,although there has been viticulture here for centuries,for both dry [sec] and sweet white wines from 25 communes around the village of that name near the town of Pau not far from the Spanish border.Chateau Jolys is a well known produ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Chateau Saint-Go Saint Mont 2014


    I bought this bottle of wine for 6.99 euros the last time I was in Calais.Saint Mont is an appellation created in 2011,although there has been viticulture here for centuries, for red,rose and white wines from 46 communes around the medieval Benedictine abbey of that name that once featured on the pilgim route to Spain.This is located about 25 mi... Read More

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  • Domaine Cauhape 'La Canopee' Jurancon Sec 2008


    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website ... Jurancon.My bottles are 100% petit manseng and were aged in oak barrels for 12 months. I started one bottle last night with my supper of fish cakes. It is certainly a very dry wine.There is plenty of a sour apricot,pineapple and grapefruit style fruit.Bland or mineral this is not.I liked it... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Early Mountain Vineyards Five Forks 2016


    47% Petit Manseng, 30% Sauvignon Blanc, 13% Viognier, 5% Muscat, 5% Pinot Gris. Stainless steel, neutral oak, and concrete egg. Honeysuckle, lemon, apple, and pear. Sweetly grassy, like sugar snap peas. Apple peel on finish. Bracing, crisp acidity. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of ... Joliette 1974 Jurancon Sec Petit Manseng  |  2 in stock  |  $89.99 Clos Joliette 1979 Jurancon Sec Petit Manseng  |  1 in stock  |  $99.99 Clos Lapeyre - JB Larrieu 2006 Jurancon Sec Cuvee Vitage Vielli  |  2 in stock  |  $19.99 Domaine de la Combe aux Reves (Geo... Read More

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  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, eighty-three percent of wine from the ... varieties. Cabernet Franc, Petit Manseng, Vidal Blanc, Nebbiolo, Viognier, and Petit Verdot are thriving in vineyards across the state. Grapes like Petit Verdot that are relegated to minor blending status in more notable regions are playing major roles in the Vi... Read More

    From the article Wine in America, Beyond California

  • I am hoping to get some input on what Aussie wine the Snooth Community is seeing on the shelves [either retail or restaurants] in your local areas.US wine in Australia is still very much limited to the bigger wine companies egArgyle Pinot NoirStags LeapBerringerEtudeOccasionly the big guns from Napa will appear on the Auction Sites.I am always h... Read More

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  • This is not your first Thanksgiving rodeo. It's not ours, either. We've ... ... SmithTraveling Wine ChickPetit MansengPinot Noir. Riesling. Gamay. Cabernet Franc. Champagne and sparkling wine. Each have been staples at our annual Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family for years.  Wines made Petit Manseng, a small, thick-skinned grape most ... Read More

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  • I was strolling down the wine aisle last week when my eyes settled on a label. ... ... du Vic-Bilh sweeties are Petit Manseng and Gros Manseng, the local varieties that respond admirably to the clay limestone soils. The grapes are left on the vines past the normal harvest date and into the autumn when the warm dry days and the drying winds wor... Read More

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  • Yep, you're right DM - I left out fishing! Fishing was my favorite pastime ... has taking quite a liking to Petit Manseng - the grape of Jurancon!  That makes sense as the climate between Shenandoah and southwestern France are pretty similar.And thanks for the welcome Jonderry and Vino!  To answer your question Vino, the main difference betwee... Read More

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  • Pearmund Cellars 2013 Petit Manseng is exceptional. This wine exhibits lovely aromatics and a great pineapple/grapefruit combo on the palate, The wine is 100% Petit Manseng grown in Virginia. A lovely wine and it is worth the trip to Warrenton to buy a bottle,

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