Petit Manseng (sometimes translated: Small Manseng, rarely "Little Manseng") is a white wine grape variety that is grown primarily in South West France. It produces the highest quality wine of any grape in the Manseng family. The name is derived from its small, thick skin berries. Coupled with the small yields of the grapevine, most Petit Manseng farmers produce around 15 hl of wine per hectare. The grape is often left on the vine till December to produce a late harvest dessert wine
Sample of one of the colour plates from Viala et Vermorel that are included in the book Wine Grapes, that details the extensive family tree of the Pinot grape including the lineage of Petit Manseng (pictured) to Savagnin blanc and Pinot noir.