Along with its relative Petit Manseng, Gros Manseng is the source of many of the great sweet wines of southwest France. This late harvest wine is sweet while retaining bright acidity and freshness. That lemony acidity cuts its honey and apricot touches. Lightly textured, it's ready to drink.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.