Gros Manseng is a thick-skinned, white grape variety grown mainly in Jurancon and the Cotes de Gascogne regions of south-west France. Related to the the Petit Manseng, it is mostly found in dry white styles (Petit Manseng is more often used in sweet, late harevest wines). Flavours range from citrus/grapefruit & floral (in the lighter examples) to rich, apricot & quince in the more full bodied wines which have been left to ripen to their maximum potential. The wines produced still have plenty of refeshing acidity. Dry Gros Manseng wines pair well with mussels, chicken, or sushi, and sweeter versions should be tried alongside foie gras. For meat-free pairings, go for simple green salads and Indian dishes including a chana masala or chilli paneer.