Pierre Hourlier Wines

Gros Manseng Grape

The Gros Manseng grape, from the Manseng family of grapes is from the Jurancon region in South West France, where it is commonly used with sweet white wine production, along with its counterpart, Petit Manseng and with Sauvignon Blanc.
 

This grape variety is attractive to winegrowers because of its high performance in the vineyard, through producing thick skinned berries that do not damage as easily and the grapes ability to stay on the vine for a long time without rotting. The grape contains high levels of sugar and acidity, which makes it ideal for sweet wine production. The grapes hold elegant, sweet tones with fruity and floral aromas. The recommended food pairings for the Gros Manseng grape is a green salad, chilli paneer, or white meats.