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Petit Manseng

Quickly gaining critical acclaim in Virginia, Petit Manseng makes distinctive dry white wines and, due to its loosely packed clusters, is also well-suited to survive late into the growing season to make fine off-dry and dessert wines. Petit Manseng is a white wine variation of the black Manseng grape, and it gets its name from its small berries. It features rich aromas of candied fruit and spice which are often complemented with flavors of honey, nuts, and pineapple. Petit Manseng goes well with a variety of foods, including Asian and Thai dishes that are not overly spicy.

Origin
Southwest France
Species
Vitis vinifera
Soil
Clay and silty soils.