2011 Proprietary White Wine Release Over Memorial Day Weekend

May 11, 2012

2011 Proprietary White

100% Petit Manseng

Petit MansengThe ultra-premium white varietal of southwest France. A rich, exotic dry white with aromas of white flowers and herbal notes. On the palate, flavors of citrus, almonds, and apricots, with a long bracing finish. Bottled with minimal intervention, or manipulation to capture the “somewhereness” of La Vigna.

Petit Manseng is an old variety, famous for being the only wine used to baptize the royal child, Henry IV. Grown in the Jurancon region of southwest France at the foot of the Pyrenees, it makes what Jancis Robinson eloquently describes as “one of France’s unusually underrated treasures, Jurancon Moelleux, a seductively juicy, sweet, long-lived white.”

Ingredients: Petit Manseng grapes(estate grown from our 2011 vintage) and sulfur dioxide

In the winemaking process, the following were utilized:

Cultured yeast, and bentonite (clay)

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