This 2015 Jurançon Sec is a luscious 50/50 blend of the Gros Manseng and Petit Mansgeng grape varieties. It exudes a wonderful golden colour and instantly offers fresh aromas of ripe pineapple and honey. On the palate, it has a lively, tangy sweet style, white fruits jumping forward from floral undertones. A very recent award-winner, this is a great wine to pair with a wide range of seafood.
3 Point Summary
Fresh, tangy aromas and flavours of pineapple with a good finish
Did you know..?
Domaine Laguilhon is most likely named after a shepherds crook (aiguillon) because it is situated on a hill bypassed by cows on their way to graze.
GOLD - Sommelier Wine Awards 2017.
Bouillabaisse with Rouille
Serve at Temp
9 *C / 48 *F
GROS & PETIT MANSENG are two variations of the Manseng family and are used together in the wines of Jurancon and Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh in south-west France. Both are unique to the region and the blend creates both sweet and dry wines. Gros is the larger grape and generally offers floral aromas with spiced apricot flavours and pleasantly pronounced acidity. Petit is much less widely planted and is typically used in rich dessert wines. Both varieties enjoy similar climes which makes them ideal blending partners.
DOMAINE LAGUILHON is located in south-west France and its vineyards are situated in Monein, known for creating richer styles of Jurançon. There are 12 hectares planted with Gros and Petit Manseng and all vines are south facing, which allows the grapes to shrivel and concentrates the sugars which are necessary for the sweet wine. The soil is called poudingue de Jurançon (derived from the word pudding) and is composed of fragments of round stones and alluvial sediment which provides excellent drainage in this wet region.
JURANCON, FRANCE - Jurancon is an appellation in south-west France producing both sweet and dry white wines: Jurançon and Jurançon Sec. It currently consists of 1000 hectares of vines across 40 square kms and 25 communes. The two principal wine grape varieties grown in the region are Petit Manseng and Gros Manseng. Dry wines are mainly made with Gros but may include Petit Manseng and other permitted grapes while wonderful sweet wines are made from Gros Manseng picked when golden in late October and Petit Manseng left on the vine until late November.