An extraordinarily rich and powerful wine with honey, dried apricot and exotic fruit flavours. As the wine ages, it develops aromas of crystallized fruits, ripe strawberries and quince.
- Bottle £62.00
- Bottle Case £744.00
A golden hued wine with attractive citrus fruit aromas and a rich palate redolent of pineapple, peaches, grapefruit and honey offset by a fine acidity on a seductively sweet finish.
- Bottle £14.25
- Bottle Case £171.00
A rich, powerful Jurançon wine with a complex bouquet of mandarins, lemon and candied peel with smoky undertones preceding a decadent palate of dried fruits and nuts, offset by feint mineral nuances and leading to a marvellous honeyed finish.
- Bottle £19.50
- Bottle Case £234.00
Lively fresh notes of matured citrus fruits derive from the Gros Manseng and Camaralet which offers refinement and maturity. This pale, youthful wine sees no oak and has subtle flint and rosehip aromas and an uplifting palate of tangy citrus fruit.
- Bottle £12.75
- Bottle Case £153.00
Jurançon Wine - Buy Wine from the Jurançon Region of France
Lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees on the southern bank of the Gave de Pau, the Béarnais appellation of Jurançon represents some of France’s oldest wine producing country. Jurançon has been celebrated since the Middle Ages, when the infant Henry IV was anointed with the local wine at his baptism in 1553, but it was hit hard by the ravages of phylloxera in the late 19th century that almost wiped it out. Fortunately a handful of dogged independent growers and a progressive cave co-opérative
kept the flame alive in the lean post-war years and today Jurançon is once again enjoying an international reputation for its highly distinctive wines. The principal grape variety here is Manseng that is cultivated in two strains called ‘Gros’ and ‘Petit’, according to the size of the grapes. Gros and Petit Manseng are commonly blended together but, unsurprisingly, the higher yielding Gros Manseng tends to predominate in Jurançon Sec – the region’s dry white wine.
Pascal Labasse is a bluff and hearty former co-opérateur
(and centre three-quarter for Monein) who struck out on his own in 1986 and hasn’t looked back, garnering a hard-earned reputation for producing wines of great character, finesse and longevity. Today Pascal farms 14 hectares of vines at Domaine Bellegarde that are not treated with herbicides or pesticides and are under conversion to organic status.