Tasting Notes

2019 Petit Manseng

Our very first full harvest of Petit Manseng in 2019 gave us this delectable wine. It is our very first off-dry estate white wine, which was harvested at a very high 27.6 Brix (27.6% sugar) allowing us to arrest fermentation at the perfect moment, retaining some of it's natural sweetness.

Petit Manseng is a perfect grape or our region; thick skins, loose clusters, early ripener and has the ability to hold on to it's natural acidity much longer than most other varietals. This gives the wine a natural backbone which is complimented by its natural residual sugar.

Barrel fermented assisted in the big mouthfeel, and helps highlight the gorgeous flavours of peaches and apricots, hints of citrus, and green apple.

Perfectly paired with a thanksgiving turkey, slightly spicy Asian cuisine or a juicy pork roast.

2019 Petit Manseng bottle

Technical information

Appellation:

100% Yonah Mountain Vineyards Estate

Varietal:

100% Petit Manseng

Alc/Vol:

13.5%

Harvest Date:

October 1st, 2019

Bottled:

February 18th, 2020

Cases Produced:

65 

Good to Know

  • Petit Manseng is usually made as a dessert-style wine, but it can also be used in a single varietal dry wine, or even co-fermented with red or white grapes.
  • Petit Manseng is a white grape variation of the black Manseng grape.
  • Though originally from south-west France, Petit Manseng does very well growing in the south-eastern U.S. due to its loose clusters and small berries that make it well suited for the state's heat and humidity during the growing season.