Domaine Cauhape Noblesse du Temps Jurancon 2011 (375ml)
The estate's history revolves around the life of its owner, Henri Ramonteu . For 39 years, he has been a winegrower in the heart of the Jurançon appellation, as a purely self-taught man, letting himself be guided by his native Béarn land, his intuition, and his love of aromas. His attachment to nature gives his wines of the South-West that little extra soul. Son of a farmer, he remains attached to those values of courage and respect for the land that farmers cultivate.
In 1975, he began to take an interest in vines and indigenous grape varieties. He corked his first bottles in the 1980s, learning the trade on the job, by reading a few books such as those of the oenologist Denis Dubourdieu. From a few plots of land on the farm, Domaine Cauhapé grew over the years, following the inspiration and growing passion of the man. "I planted every year a half hectare or a hectare, and today I have 54," he says. Only in white grape varieties. A constant development to match his personality of perfectionist and avant-gardist. Before the fashion of dry white wine, when the reputation of the AOC was based on sweet wines, Henri Ramonteu had already sensed this other local potential.
The grapes of this wine harvested at a very high level of maturity, the Petit Manseng releases all the richness and purity of its aromas, enhanced by careful maturation in barrels.
Grape Variety Petit Manseng
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Intense and expressive nose with a range of candied fruits aromas, plus honey, hazelnuts and toasted and vanilla notes. Immensely smooth and rich on the palate, with notes of raisins, dried apricots, baked apple, fruits in eau de vie and medlar. This beautifully structured wine delivers a long fruity and spicy finish.
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