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Petit Meslier

Petit Meslier is a lesser-known white grape variety grown mainly in the Champagne region of France. It is usually blended with Chardonnay and is known for its fresh and fruity aromas. It is presumebly a natural cross between the anient grape Gouais Blanc and Savagnin Blanc. It was once forgotten but recently came back to people's attention.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Petit Meslier has a pale yellow colour with green or golden hues. It has a fresh nose of lemon and lime, with notes of green apple and almond. On the palate, it is crisp and fruity with a grassy character.

Fresh Petit Meslier grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Petit Meslier is predominantly found in the Champagne region of France, where it is used to make sparkling wine. It is also grown in Germany and parts of Austria. Petit Meslier is a early ripening grape. It grows well in particular on a calcareous or clay soil with good sun exposure. It is generally blended with other grapes, such as Chardonnay, to give the wine additional aromas and complexity. In the Champagne region of France, Petit Meslier is used to make sparkling wine. The wines tend to be light and refreshing, with aromas of citrus and green apples. In Germany, it is used to make still wines that are fruity and floral with a hint of minerality. Petit Meslier wines pair nicely with light dishes such as fish, salads and vegetables. The sparkling wines from Champagne are a great match for oysters and other shellfish.

Foods to pair with Petit Meslier:

Asian food
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Petit Meslier
Petit Meslier is one of the oldest grape varieties in France. It was first mentioned in the 17th century and has been used to make Champagne since the 19th century.

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