Glen Manor Vineyards

Petit Manseng

9.314 ratings
9.35 pro ratings
Virginia, USA
Petit Manseng
Top Notes For
Ed Matthews

2014. I'm not as enamored of this wine in 2014 as I have been in years past. The golden straw colored wine has a huge grapefruit and gooseberry nose. It exhibits less of the guava and pineapple nose that I have come to expect from this wine. For me, the acid component is just too much, despite having finished sweet late harvest wine blended in to increase the sugar level. The wine needs food to tame the acid, but it is almost too overpowering for most food. I would try a salty blue cheese with this.

2014. I'm not as enamored of this wine in 2014 as I have been in years past. The golden straw colored wine has a huge grapefruit and gooseberry nose. It exhibits less of the guava and pineapple nose that I have come to expect from this wine. For me, the acid component is just too much, despite having finished sweet late harvest wine blended in to increase the sugar level. The wine needs food to tame the acid, but it is almost too overpowering for most food. I would try a salty blue cheese with this.

Apr 25th, 2015
Erich Broksas

Early Mountain Vineyards

9.6

Fantastic late harvest Petit Manseng.

Fantastic late harvest Petit Manseng.

Jan 9th, 2015
Ed Matthews

This straw-colored wine exhibited a whiff of grapefruit that blew right away and was immediately followed by honey and pineapple shading to guava, on the palate sweet guava, passionfruit, and brûléed pineapple. About 4% residual sugar with plenty of acid to balance. This is demonstrably Virginia's best white grape.

This straw-colored wine exhibited a whiff of grapefruit that blew right away and was immediately followed by honey and pineapple shading to guava, on the palate sweet guava, passionfruit, and brûléed pineapple. About 4% residual sugar with plenty of acid to balance. This is demonstrably Virginia's best white grape.

Jun 28th, 2014
Ed Matthews

Not totally dry but it's close as you can get to a dry wine while balancing the huge acidity of the spectacular Petite Manseng grape. The nose shows tropical fruits such as passionfruit, mango and guava with honey and vanilla but the palate has more peachy notes along with spice and vanilla crème brûlée. The finish is pure passion fruit acid. Amazing wine.

Not totally dry but it's close as you can get to a dry wine while balancing the huge acidity of the spectacular Petite Manseng grape. The nose shows tropical fruits such as passionfruit, mango and guava with honey and vanilla but the palate has more peachy notes along with spice and vanilla crème brûlée. The finish is pure passion fruit acid. Amazing wine.

Dec 7th, 2013
Ed Matthews

Fabulous wine with the amazing tropical fruit that you would expect from Petit Manseng, finished almost dry. One of the best white wines ever made in the state of Virginia.

Fabulous wine with the amazing tropical fruit that you would expect from Petit Manseng, finished almost dry. One of the best white wines ever made in the state of Virginia.

Nov 16th, 2013
Emily Tully

Great summer night wine from VA

Great summer night wine from VA

Jul 5th, 2014
Bill McNavage

Fantastic!!

Fantastic!!

Jul 2nd, 2013
Matt Mason

Unfortunately was spoiled

Unfortunately was spoiled

Apr 14th, 2018
Katie Bell

Writer forbes.com

9.0

Katie had this 5 years ago

Katie had this 5 years ago

Jul 19th, 2013
Tommy Miller

Tommy had this 3 years ago

Tommy had this 3 years ago

Apr 28th, 2015