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2020 Petit Manseng
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2020 Petit Manseng
Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Petit Manseng
Appellation
Monterey
Vineyard
Riverview
Harvest Date
Sept 24, 2020
pH
3.46
Aging
Stainless steel, 8 months
Bottling Date
July 30, 2021
Alcohol %
12.50
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SKU: 20SVIPT4EMONR12

The climate of Monterey County, with its low annual rainfall and cool nights during the growing season, makes it an ideal spot for producing consistently wonderful late harvest wines. Petit Manseng is traditionally grown in southwest France, most notably in the small Jurançon appellation where it has long been revered for its high quality. The wine was so valued in fact, that it holds the distinction of being the only wine used to baptize a king of France. Our 2020 Petit Manseng is a medium-bodied wine with heady aromas of lush tropical fruit that leads to notes of apricot, passion fruit and orange blossom accompanied by honey and spice. The sweetness and opulent texture are complemented by a backbone of crisp acidity, resulting in a rich, intense and lively wine.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Petit Manseng
Appellation
Monterey
Vineyard
Riverview
Harvest Date
Sept 24, 2020
pH
3.46
Aging
Stainless steel, 8 months
Bottling Date
July 30, 2021
Alcohol %
12.50
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Wine Profile
Vineyard
The moderate climate and coastal fog that define our estate Riverview Vineyard provide a favorable locale for this traditional grape from southwest France. Located two miles southeast of Soledad and adjacent to the Pinnacles National Monument, this estate vineyard is nestled on a bench overlooking the Salinas River and is an ideal site for ultra-premium Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and a whopping 0.5 acres of Petit Manseng! The bench location aids in creating excellent air flow and the southwestern exposure maximizes available sunlight and allows the fruit to ripen slowly and evenly.
Varietal Composition
100% Petit Manseng
Winemaking
The grapes were handpicked at a high level of sugar of 28.9° Brix. Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes were gently whole cluster pressed. The juice was then cold settled to remove the excess pulp, which prevents the yeast from being stressed and allows for a clean fermentation. The juice was slowly fermented entirely in stainless steel at a very cold temperature to enhance the fruit esters and preserve varietal aromatics. Fermentation was arrested at 10% sugar, as it was at this point that the balance of flavors, sweetness and acidity was ideal.
Cases Produced
100