2020 Petit Manseng
Unlike the 2019, our 2020 Petit Manseng is slightly less sweet to match the natural acidity this harvest gave us.
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 candied peaches and nectarines, hints of citrus, and green apple. Think of a slightly off-dry, full-bodied Riesling.
Perfectly paired with a thanksgiving turkey, slightly spicy Asian cuisine or a juicy pork roast.
100% Yonah Mountain Vineyards Estate
100% Petit Manseng
October 5th, 2020
March 9th, 2021
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.