Grown in our front vineyard below the Tasting Room - this varietal originates from the Jurançon region in Southwest France and is the top recommended white grape to grow in Virginia. The grapes are typically harvested in late September then fermented and aged for 8 months in acacia barrels. The results are a full bodied wine with notes of figs, chamomile & wildflower honey on the nose.

Fun Fact: A favorite for a late harvest sweeter wine, we’re one of the only VA wineries to make this a dry wine.

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Wine Specs
Vintage 2016
Varietal Petit Manseng
Harvest Date 2016
Aging Fermented & aged 8 months in Acacia barrels
Residual Sugar 0.5%
Alcohol %13.5

Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes: Originally from Jurançon region in Southwest France, another favorite of Virginia Tech's Viticulture Department to grow in Virginia
Food Pairing Notes: Its intense acidity allows this wine to pair with prime rib, yet delicate enough for pasta and seafood.