Category: Dry white.
Appellation: AOC Jurançon sec (Jurancon region)
Grapes: Gros Manseng (50%), Petit Manseng (35%), Petit Courbu (15%)
Farming: Organic (certified)
About the wine: 10 to 80 years old vines. Hand harvested. 2/3 direct pressing, 1/3 skin contact for 3 days. Aged in barrels and foudres. Probably one of South-West France best dry white wine, this Jurançon sec.
Taste like: Intense on the nose with beautiful notes of white peach, yeasty and subtle oaky characters. On the palate its all about the lively texture and fleshy white fruits as well as orange and citrus notes with an elegant driven acidity and long mineral finish.
When to drink: Drink now or in the next 8-10 years.
Service: 10 degrees C.
Food match: Semi hard Basque sheep cheese such as Ossau Iraty or Etorki, sweetbread, smoked salmon and aspergus, grilled fish, seafood, oyster, roasted chicken with lemon, peking duck, veal blanquette.