The Latrille family, owners of Château de Jurque, planted this 10 hectare vineyard in 2000.
This very steep parcel, situated facing the Pyrenees, was up until then used as pasture for cows, so the soil is naturally rich!
The Petit and Gros Manseng vines, planted in high density on loamy, clayey soils, produce elegant dry and sweet white wines that have already made a name for themselves throughout the appellation.
Located south of Pau, the Jurançon appellation stretches over 1300 hectares of vineyards, planted on slopes facing the Pyrenees. The soil is siliceous-clayey, with lots of round pebbles (called Poudingues).
The appellation being close to both the ocean and the mountains the climate is cool and damp, which suits the local grapes – Petit Manseng & Gros Manseng – down to the ground.
These grapes produce magnificent dry white wines, as well as great sweet wines, thanks to a warm wind called the Foëhn, which comes from Spain in Autumn and enables passerillage (drying of the grapes on the vine to concentrate sugar).
These wines have a unique sugar/acidity balance and have earned their place among the finest sweet wines.
Hand harvesting is essential here, because the grape ‘passerillé’ is fragile, and needs to be handled with care from the vineyard to the tank.
Harvest starts at the end of September and can sometimes go on until January !
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Petit Manseng & Gros Manseng
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