Appellation: AOC Jurançon moelleux (South-West France region)
Grapes: Petit Manseng (80%), Gros Manseng (20%)
Farming: Organic (Not certified)
Aromatics: Pineapple, mango, apricot and mandarin.
Palate: Beautiful texture, with mango and apricot continuing through to the palate in a lovely way. This wine is lengthy and balanced. This is a multi-dimension wine, with a mineral elegant finish thanks to the altitude terroir of Jurançon.
About the wine: An off-dry, late harvest wine, with no botrytis and 60 g residual sugar without feeling cloying. Made from 25-year-old vines growing on a mix of clay, silica and local poudingues. Yields are low, 30 hl/ha, with hand harvesting. In the winery the grapes go through direct pressing and fermentation in 225 litre barrels, with 5% new oak as well as 1200 to 2500 litre foudres. No maloactic. Aged 6 months on lees.
When to drink: Drink now or in the next 5-6 years.
Service: 6 to 8 degrees C.
Food match: A very versatile wine. Pair with foie gras and figs, spicy food, roasted chicken with grapes, Roquefort cheese, pavlova or lemon tart