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Domaine Montesquiou, Jurancon Sec Cuvade Preciouse 2018

£20.00

  • Type:

    White

  • Grape:

    Gros Manseng

  • Country:

    France

  • Grape Blend:

    60% Gros Manseng, 30% Petit Manseng, 10% Petit Courbu

  • Region:

    Monein

  • Vegan:

    No

  • Area:

    Jurancon

  • Organic:

    No

  • ABV:

    14%

  • Winemaker:

    Fabrice and Sebastien Bordenave

  • Bottle Size:

    75cl

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Description

This is Montesquiou's top cuvee from very low yielding 40 year old vines. Sensitively aged in new to five year old barrels, the wine's intense, exotic fruit is nicely tethered by a characteristic, refreshing acidity.

  • Production Notes
  • Producer
  • Delivery Information

Do not destalk. Pressing for 3 hrs by pneumatic press, settling of the juice for 3 to 10 days after harvesting. Fermentation in 225L barrels (at 16 degrees C to 20 degrees C) using natural, indigenous yeasts or selected yeasts if September has been rainy. Alcoholic fermentation for 4 weeks up to several months. No malolactic fermentation. Aged for 10 months in 225L barrels of 1 to 5 wines medium toast. No batonnage, no racking, no collage, just a light filtration on patches of cellulose before bottling. Only one bottling in September. Between 6000 and 7000 bottles produced on average

Domaine Montesquiou is in Monein’s Quartier Haut Ucha, where brothers Fabrice and Sébastien reintroduced ancient grape varieties, such as petit courbu, camaralet and lauzet, to bring more complexity and singularity to their dry whites. As Monein is both the lowest zone and the farthest from the Pyrenees, the climate tends to be slightly warmer – the domaine’s wines show this with their silky flesh and riper fruit, while keeping the electric bite for which Jurancon wines are famous.

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Customer Reviews

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Simon Wethered
Strikingly delicious!

Appreciating the generous golden colour in the glass indicated a promising wine but this is a wonderfully fully flavored wine, a satisfyingly generous mouthful. A great find and a delightful surprise; I shall be back for more.

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Nick Whitear
A taste of the countryside

Whilst I like a rustic French white as much as the next person, its nice to try something like this Jurancon - its got that regional vibe, but with some sophistication so you can drink it before or with - or instead of - lunch.