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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  • Just found this wonderful site trying to change from white Zinfandel wanting to start trying RED WINES but looking for a suggestion for a SWEET RED WINE NOT SO DRY Read More

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  • While a dreary haze and the odd, passing wisps of dead fish seem to fill my ... ... in the Virginia soils in Petit Manseng).And that's before we get even close to the Shenandoah Valley, Charlottesville, etc.I am also on a quest to track down both Brad McCarhty's new hit, the "Stickdog Riesling"- as well as hoping to track down the man himself-... Read More

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  • Charles Hours Jurançon Sec Cuvée Marie 2004

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    Wines from Jurançon (a region located in southwestern France) have been celebrated since the middle ages. A drop of Jurançon moelleux is said to have moistened the lips of the infant Henry IX at his baptism in 1553. And the French poet Colette was an ardent admirer of the wines, writing "When I was a teenager, I met a prince, imperious traitor, ... Read More

    Wine review by vinwine


  • Berthoumieu Pacherenc Sec VV 2008

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  • There's a posting for Harvest Interns over at Winejobs.com for Chrysalis ... ... ... such as Albariño, Petit Manseng, Tannat, Fer Servadou and, our flagship Norton, America’s finest indigenous grape variety. We are seeking enthusiastic, full-time seasonal interns to join our production staff for the 2010 harvest, starting in September and endi... Read More

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  • Château Jolys Jurançon Jurançon 2006

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  • So i just finished my first bottle of 100% Cabernet Franc. I have obvioulsy had this in blends before but never by itself. I dont want to base the verital on just this bottle.What are the distictive flavors/themes of this grape.I found it almost to be bitter Read More

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  • Didier Dagueneau Jurançon les Jardins de Babylone 2004

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  • A big hello from the Loire valley in France. I'm an English wine trade professional who moved here to live in 2006. Based between Angers and Saumur, I'd be happy to hear from anyone who has questions about the Loire or has tasted something special they think I should know about. Look forward to hearing from you. Read More

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  • Tariquet Classic 2007

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