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Jurançon Sec: Domaine Bellegarde 2017

Pascal Labasse's nervy, young Jurançon Sec from his beloved 15 hectare Domaine Bellegarde, in the shadow of the Pyrenees at Monien.

Pascal's entire vinous output has now been awarded organic certification.
Bottle
£14.25
Bottle (Case)
£171.00
Tasting Notes
Made from a blend of 70% Gros Manseng and 30% Caramalet, this zesty, dry, organic white Jurançon wine makes an uplifting aperitif or partner to shellfish.
About this wine
Style White Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Midi, Jurançon
Grape Variety (Cépage) Camaralet, Gros Manseng
Organic Organic
Vintage 2017
Alcohol By Volume (%) 12.5
Producer

Domaine Bellegarde (Pascal Labasse)

The historic Béarnais appellation of Jurançon lies to the south and west of the city of Pau and is for white wines only based on Gros Manseng, Petit Manseng and Courbu. Domaine Bellegarde, with 16 hectares under vine, can be found 20 kilometres west of Pau outside the village of Monein and has been in the hands of Pascal Labasse since 1986. The domaine was first acquired by the Labasse family following the return of Pascal’s grandfather from New Orleans in 1914. The family had originally emigrated due to the phylloxera epidemic, which destroyed most of the vines in France (although a few of the vines at higher altitude are pre-phylloxera). Pascal is passionate about his wine and is part of the ‘new wave’ of young generation growers. He crafts a tangy, dry white wine and fine sweet wines that drink well from bottling but that can age well over many years.

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