2021 Petit Manseng
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 2021 Petit Manseng is a medium-bodied wine with heady aromas of lush tropical fruit that lead into notes of apricot, passion fruit and yellow apple accompanied by vanilla and honey. The sweetness and opulent texture are complemented by a backbone of crisp acidity, resulting in a rich, intense and lively wine.