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Nettare di Tramonto

Nettare di Tramonto Wine Details

Description: Petit Manseng is such a great candidate for late harvest wines in Virginia. It's almost as if it wants to be a dessert wine. The sugars are naturally very high, the acids hold the wine in place, and the aromatics are always fascinating – light spiciness, nuttyness, slightly citric and honeyed. This particular wine is all of those things, with a creamy, lush mouthfeel, and an addictive, sugar-coated finish.

Varietal Definition
Petit Manseng:
This white wine-producing grape is being grown on small acreages in Virginia, notably by Chrysallis Vineyards. The vine originates in the Jurancon region of southwestern France, where it is highly regarded. Wines made from this variety in the Jurancon are typically of exceptionally high quality and can be very aromatic. Aromas of the wines are suggestive of cinnamon, peaches and pineapple. The best and most famous wines from the region are the Jurancon Moelleux. These are sweet wines, which are made from the small thick grapes that have been left on the vine well into November in order to concentrate natural sugars. This coupled with the grapes' natural high acidity, creates the ideal combination for great dessert wine production. The vine's loose clusters, and the high pergola training it receives in the Jurancon, limits Petit Manseng's susceptibility to rot. This is ideal for production in the humid conditions of Virginia. Unfortunately, the vine also requires an extended growing season. Only areas where e


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