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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  • Early Mountain Vineyards White Vine 2011


    Barely off-dry floral bliss (0.3% RS). White pear and apricot with a subtly balanced acidity and a super-smooth finish make for a perfect spring sipper. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

  • Sunset Hills Vineyards Estate Club Select Petit Manseng 2011


    An interesting combination of bright acidity and nutty toastiness. Read More

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  • Gadino Cellars Rosé Blend Rappahannock County Moonrise NV


    A very cool wine! 52% Nebbiolo rose, 31% Cab Franc and 17% Petit Manseng -- the red, white and rose all living in harmony. Drinks like an Italian rosato thanks to the structure from the Nebbiolo and Cab Franc, but the Petit Manseng keeps it light and aromatic at the same time. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

  • Early Mountain Vineyards Petit Manseng 2011


    100% Petit Manseng -- a rising darling of Virginia. While often sweet, this particular wine is dry with a very high acidity and lots of strong citrus notes. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

  • First Colony Winery Zephyr 2010


    A 2010 Petit Manseng and Vidal Blanc blend from Virginia. Yellow straw in color. Fruit hints of peach and nectarines with a hint of orange blossoms. It has a mid-finish on the palette and balanced acidity. Best served chilled to 50 degrees, and served with a cold crab salad. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Herri Mina Irouleguy Blanc 2010


    Drinking really salty. Then got Too Boots buffalo chicken pizza and it came to life. Read More

    Wine review by Kayceesal

  • Clos Lapeyre Gros Manseng-Petit Manseng Blend Jurançon Sec Vitatge Vielh de Lapeyre 2006


    SW wine tasting at 9M. Funky weird cool Read More

    Wine review by Kayceesal

  • My daughter recently came back from Croatia and brought me back a bottle of 'Tomic Plavac Mali Barrique 2007', I know nothing about Croatian wine but apparently the locals raved about it.She and her party had a bottle over dinner at their villa one evening and although my daughter doesn't drink wine everyone else thought it was stunning.She also... Read More

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  • Domaine Cauhape Chante des Vignes Jurancon Sec 2011


    Very intense mineral, juicy grapefruit and passion fruit braced by crisp ... ... expression of Gros Manseng, Petit Manseng and Camaralet Tasted the 2006 vintage with winemaker Henri Ramonteau at the Domaine while visiting Jurancon in 2007 and have been a fan since then. The 2011 is fresh with more fruit and crisper acidity than typical Juranc... Read More

    Wine review by Mary John Baumann

  • Matchbook Cabernet Sauvignon 2009


    Great taste for the price. Smooth. Read More

    Wine review by auntk8

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