Camin Larredya, Jurançon Sec ‘La Part Davant’ 2018

£21.00 (75cl)

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SKU: SWCA0018C

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Fruit is sourced from the eastern section of the estate’s vineyards. The wine undergoes a “macération pélliculaire” before fermentation in stainless steel tanks and foudres. The wine is then kept “sur lie” for at least six months. Blending and bottling are done in the late spring.

About the producer

With a history of working the land here since the early 1900s, the Grussaute family have a real connection to the culture and tradition of the local environment and its unique characteristics. Jean and Jany Grussaute successfully cultivated strawberries, as well as vines during the 1960s and 1970s. On Jean’s death in 1983, the focus was solely on viticulture. Their son, Jean Marc Grussaute, oined his mother in 1988, having finished his wine studies and immediately set out to withdraw their production from the local co-op, thereby embarking on a path of an independent vigneron of quality, integrity and authenticity. He is now producing some of the most sought after Jurançons in the appellation at his 11ha organically certified Camin Larredya. Half of the vineyards are planted on hillside terraces. Soil health is vital to quality insists Jean Marc. His natural, respectful approach chimes sensitively with the environment. Treatments are organic. The vineyard is planted to 60% Petit Manseng and 37% Gros Manseng and 3% Petit Courbu. The dry wines are precise, powerful, yet fresh and perfectly balanced. The sweet wines also display the same liveliness and precision; the residual sugar is always in perfect harmony, with the vibrant crisp acidity.



Jancis Robinson (Purple Pages jancisrobinson.com):

Really enticing nose, slight oxidative notes with honeyed peaches. A lovely viscous palate with ripe stone fruits, apricot and marmalade. Has a sense of sweetness but it’s just gorgeously ripe fruit. A really enjoyable wine that is both serious and lots of fun at the same time. (AC) Points: 16.5 . Date Tasted: 10/09/2019

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