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Chrysalis Vineyards Petit Manseng

Chrysalis Vineyards Petit Manseng Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: Chrysalis Vineyards is extremely proud to present America’s first varietally labeled Petit Manseng - traditionally grown in the Jurançon region of Southwest France. Petit Manseng is an aromatic grape producing sweet wines bursting with aromas and flavors of flowers, honey, candied fruit and spice. It is important to note that the sweetness and balanced acidity in this wine is the result of natural ripening of the fruit in the Virginia sun, producing an elegant wine with a clean, crisp finish.

Varietal Definition
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 e


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