Cauhape Jurancon Sec Chants des Vignes 2018
Biodynamic | Between Biarritz and Lourdes, facing the Pyrenees in heart of Bearn, Henri Ramonteu creates dry and sweet white wines from an exceptional terroir, the land of Domaine Cauhapé. The wines of Jurançon with their fruity, complex aroma and elegant golden color, will assuredly enchant lovers of fine, signature wines. Situated in the southwest corner of France, the Jurancon region produces exceptional dry and sweet white wines.
Along the clay slopes that define the province of Béarn in France’s Southwest, Jurançon faces the Pyrenees dressed in vines. Here 60% Gros Manseng contributes finesse and fruit and 40% of the ancient local Camaralet revived by Cauhapé brings fragrance and mouthfeel to blend into exceptional dry Jurançon with fragrant white pepper and citrus a la ruby grapefruit with a juicy herby note akin to sorrel but without any hard edges pulling fast punches or pith to bring down the fragrant heights soaring atop the palate. Instead this is a picture of equipoise: a smooth yet crisp, fruity yet dry Jurançon – bright but polished, engaging and crowd pleasing –for neophyte and Sommelier alike but certainly for foodies as this is poised and ready to pounce on les fruits de mer of prawns and shellfish, on foie gras or fattened roast chicken… the list goes on and on…
Wine review by Nicholas Livingston, July 9th, 2014 (Flower)
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