Jurançon Moelleux “Au Capceu” Camain Larredya, Jean-Marc Grussaute 2016
The Grussautes have a small but remarkable vineyard situated in the Chapelle de Rousse area of Jurançon. The word “Camin” used instead of Domaine is the local dialect for chemin or road.
The majority of the vineyard, planted by Jean-Marc’s father 40 years ago, is terraced and lies on steep and curved slopes that form an amphitheater. The vineyard is planted to 60% Petit Manseng and 37% Gros Manseng and 3% Petit Courbu. Jean-Marc Grussaute began estate bottling in 1988. He has farmed organically since 2007 with the first certified vintage being 2010. Jean-Marc names his wines after the vineyard parcels from which they come.
The Jurançon Moelleux “Au Capceu” is made from 100% Petit Manseng. The wine is fermented in barrel (50% new) and rests there for eighteen months “sur lie”. Harvesting takes place typically in November and sometimes later thanks to warm autumn winds from Spain. The harvest is done with successive pickings resulting in yields that are between 15 and 25 hectoliters per hectare.
Incredibly pure and focused, Camin Larredya Jurançon Moëlleux ‘Au Capceu’ has refreshing acidity which balances the sweetness. Captivating aromas of orange peel, figs and white truffle conclude with teasingly long honey-laden finish.
Grapes: 100% Petit Manseng