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Gros Manseng

Gros Manseng is a full bodied, thick skin white grape variety grown in Southwest of France.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Gros Manseng, is a white grape variety grown mainly in the South-West of France, in the regions of Jurançon, Madiran, and Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh. It has a golden-lemon colour, with aromas of tropical fruits, spices, and honey. Its taste is full-bodied, with a long and rich finish.

Fresh Gros Manseng grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Gros Manseng is a late-ripening variety. Thanks to its thick skin, it is resistant to fungal diseases and is able to produce good quantities of relatively high-quality grapes. It is mostly used for the production of dry white wines. Wines from Jurançon are usually from a blend of Gros and Petit Manseng. They are highly aromatic, with a good balance of acidity and sweetness. The wines from Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh, Béarn are dry, full-bodied and highly aromatic. Gros Manseng pairs well with a variety of dishes, such as poultry, sausages and cassoulet. It is also a great accompaniment to desserts and .

Foods to pair with Gros Manseng:

Asian food
Sausage
Smoky
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Gros Manseng
The name Mangseng could derive from the word 'mans' meaning 'mansion'.

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