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. Quickly gaining critical acclaim in Virginia, this grape makes distinctive dry white wines and due to its loosely packed clusters is well-suited to survive late into the growing season to make fine dessert wines. 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
Ideal Soil
Clay and silty soils.