Two defining characters of the Petit Manseng grape are high acidity and high sugar content, even if it is grown in a climate of high rainfall and warm temperatures. In its original home in Jurançon, France, the wines are often made in a sweet style to capitalize on these features.
In Ashikaga, due to higher amounts of rain and extremely hot summers, we can get moderately acidic grapes with intense flavors of honey and lemon curd, and a ripe mouthfeel reminiscent of fig jam.
Enjoy this wine with fondue, fried oysters, fried fish with a sprinkling of lemon, grilled chicken with mustard, fruit salad, spare ribs, or Blue cheese tart.
|VARIETY||Petit Manseng 100 %|
|VINEYARD||Tajima, Ashikaga, Tochigi|
16th 22nd 25th September, 2nd October 2015
Brix @the Harvest(average): 20.9°Brix
Bottling without clarification
Bottled on: 22nd December 2016
|Alcohol: 12.2 % Total acidity: 0.59 g/ 100 ml. Residual Sugar: 0.46 %|