Jurançon Moelleux “Costat Darrèr" Camin Larredya, Jean-Marc Grussaude 2018
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 called “Costat Darrèr is a blend of Gros Manseng and Petit Manseng with the exact proportions varying according to the vintage. The vineyard plot is at an altitude of 290 to 325 meters and the grapes are harvested between October 01 and mid-November. The wine is fermented in barrel (20% new) and rests there for eight months “sur lie”.
With its intense golden hue, Jurançon Moëlleux ‘Costat Darrer’ Camin Larredya 2016 is an absolute star of a wine. Enticing aromas of citrus peel, honey and a touch of truffle. Rich and full bodied with well-integrated oak and a lingering fruity finish.
Grapes: 70% Petit Manseng, 30% Gros Manseng