Camin Larredya

Jean Marc Grussaute's family has been making Jurançon at Domaine Larredya for several generations. They are based at La Chapelle Rousse, at the opposite end of the appellation from Domaine Cauhapé, so the wines are stylistically very different. Wines from the steep slopes here at the eastern end of Jurançon have a cool, mineral quality to them and age extremely well. This is a small domaine of 8 hectares, including one hectare of 40 year old vines.

The Jurançon Sec, a blend of Gros Manseng (60%), Petit Manseng (35%), Petit Corbu ( 5%) is vinified in stainless steel while the best cuvées such as his Séléction des Terrasses are fermented and matured in a well maintained barrel cellar. The Séléction is made from Petit Manseng, including the older vines and those on the south facing terraces.

Manseng, in all its manifestations (blend or single varietal wines), gives wines which are richly textured and often with a honied and waxy elegance. Well suited to both sweet and dry wines, the Manseng responds equally well to stainless steel and oak.

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