Domaine Guirouilh Jurancon Doux Half 2015

Country
France
Region
South West - Jurancon
Producer
Clos Guirouilh
Grape(s)
Gros Manseng (70%)
Petit Manseng (25%)
Courbu (5%)
Type
White
Style
Dessert
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Sweet
Alcohol Content
14%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
No
Vegan
No
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

Tucked into the Pyrenean foothills around the town of Pau, the wine makers of Jurançon make fresh, well-bodied dry white wines and one of the great dessert wines of France. The local varieties Gros Manseng and Corbu combine to give a rounded dry wine with good acidity whilst the Petit Manseng provides concentrated sweet grapes for the late harvest wines. Its wines are exclusively white, and are made principally from Petit Manseng and Gros Manseng. They can be made in any one of three styles. regular Jurançon (sweet), Jurançon Vendanges Tardives (very sweet) and Jurançon Sec (dry).

Producer

Clos Guirouilh is small prestige estate which has been family run since the sixteenth century. Their 10 hectares of vineyard are located in the village of Lasseube in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques departement of southwest France. The vineyards are on steep slopes at 350m where they benefit from the Foehn wind; a warm, dry wind that occurs in the lee of a mountain range and lengthens the ripening period. The estate is acknowledged by Robert Parker to be `one of the outstanding sweet Jurancon producers.
Tasting Notes
Clos Guirouilh is acknowledged by Robert Parker to be one of the outstanding sweet Jurançon producers. This Jurançon Doux is a beautiful golden colour with fruity aromas such as pineapple, candied fruits, yellow peaches, pears and lemon. The palate has a silky mouthfeel with oppulent ripe fruits complemented by a fresh acidity which stops the sweetness from being cloying.
Food
Ideal with foie gras and fruity desserts.