Chateau Lapuyade| Cardesse
Special Wines From This Biodynamic Producer
- Jurançon Sec
- Jurançon Sec Cuvée Dentelle
- Jurançon Vinifié en fût de chêne
- Jurançon Cuvée Marie-Louise Fût de chêne
Château Lapuyade are a small 8 hectare estate owned and run by part time winemaker Jean-Joseph Aurisset. Both their vineyards and wines are certified as biodynamic and as such are one of a only a few in Jurançon.
The Cuvée Dentelle is 100% Petit Manseng. The grapes are picked very ripe, end of October / start of November, as if picking for a sweet wine. This gives the wine huge concentration along with low yields of 15-18 hl/ha. The wines are vinified in entirely in 1-2 year old barrels sourced from some of the best Châteaux in Bordeaux. Jean-Joseph uses natural yeasts which can be challenging to vinify given the level of ripeness of the grapes. Throughout the process SO2 levels are kept at a minimum in line with biodynamic regulations.
Clos Ricarde| Monein
Stunning wines from South West France
- Jurançon Sec Belharra
- Jurançon Sec Cabeca
- Jurançon Helios
- Jurançon Chronos
The Montesquiou family have been a source of Jurancon wines for generations, today it is run by brothers Sébastien and Fabrice who have raised the quality of the estate to a new level. The brothers employ many of the techniques of biodynamic viticulture so that no insecticides and herbicides are used. This philosophy demands that they put a great deal of work in their vineyards to produce healthy grapes that have good balance between ripeness and acidity. Having picked healthy grapes the brothers intervene as little as possible in the winery allowing both the grapes and vineyards to speak for themselves. The results are stunning.
Domaine d’Audaux| Audaux
Hand crafted Dry Petit Manseng - only 2400 made!
- Petit Manseng Sec
The idea behind Domaine d'Audaux is to take the undervalued and extremely high quality grape, Petit Manseng and make the very best wine possible irrespective of the cost and other economic considerations that confine all commercial grape growers the world over.
The Petit Manseng grapes were picked from 2 estates in 2 distinct terroirs which complement each other (Monein grapes bring richness and Lasseube bring freshness). Normal estates can't do this type of blend as they don't have grapes in both regions. The grapes are then hand sorted by the villagers of Audaux, foot trodden then basket pressed. The juice is fermented to dry in oak as above with the occasional battonage and was bottled last month.
Reviewed by Jancis Robinson MW
''Fermented in three to five year old barrels used for smart white Bordeaux. Firm with all the tang of Petit Manseng but awfully young. Very ambitious. Will need quite a bit of bottle age. Admirably long. Citrus and tension.''
Score 16.5 / 20 (JancisRobinson.com)
La Cave des Producteurs de Jurançon| Gan
Great value dry white that offers a lot of interest
- Le Véritable Jurançon Sec
- Le Véritable Rosé de Béarn
Le Véritable, Jurançon Sec is a wine that we have produced in conjunction with the Cave deJurançon with the aim of making a wine that our members can sell as a really good alternative to Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc. This is fresh, light and very pure with lovely fruit aromas. A great little wine!
Domaine Caizergues| Terrasses du Larzac
A family estate from the best quality area of the Languedoc
- Les Tisserands IGP Blanc
- Les Magnarelles AOP Languedoc Blanc
- Les Magnarelles AOP Languedoc Rosé
- Les Tisserands IGP Rouge
- Les Amoriers AOP Terrasses du Larzac
- Les Amoriers AOP Terrasses du Larzac
Domaine les Caizergues is a family-owned vineyard that nestles in the foothills of the Cévennes. All the wines produced on this small estate are made with real passion, dedication and oodles of skill. Rich and fruity, the wines bear witness to the vineyard’s wonderfully warm, sunny climate. They also exhibit all the freshness you would expect from its location high above sea level. The estate is now well on its way towards formal organic accreditation and when it comes to wine-making the philosophy is to keep things simple.
Domaine la Sarabande| Faugères
Wines full of Character from Faugères
- Sarabande Misterioso Grenache Syrah
- Sarabande Les Rabasses Syrah Mourvedre
- Sarabande Bousigue Mourvedre
- Sarabande Les Jardins Grenache
- Sarabande Les Espinasses Syrah
Domaine La Sarabande was established so that Paul and Isla Gordon could fulfill their dream of making serious long living robust wines. The vineyards were carefully selected to establish a balanced mix of schist soils, good drainage, good aspect and a mix of young and very old vines. The vineyards are organic which means that no chemical herbicides or fungicides are used. Only organic fertiliser is used to replenish the soils.
Mare Nostrum| Montagnac
Delicious refreshing Picpoul at a great price
- Picpoul de Pinet
The Montagnac cellar was been created in 1937 on the Montagnac commune. Nowadays its soil stretches on 7 communes all along the Thau lake at the mountainous foothills of the right shore of Hérault. Around 2,000 hectares are vinified on 2 different sites which are the most important vinification areas in Hérault. A major part of the vineyard is located on clay-limestone soils with some pockets of marl as well. The climate is Mediterranean, dry and hot during summer, more temperate next to the sea. The Picpoul legend : an old legend tells that Picpoul grape was so browned and sweet at maturity that poultry on the shore of Thau lake enjoyed this sweet varietal when wine-harvest was coming, that’s how the name Pique Poule was born which has been modified then in Piquepoul and gave its name to the AOC Picpoul de Pinet.
Rosé des Plages| Saint Saturnin
Beautifully packaged well made wine for any occasion
- Rosé des Plages
At an elevation of around 160m the ground around Saint Saturnin is primarily made up of stony clay/limestone soils. The dry climate naturally reduces the yields here which in turn brings added quality to the finished wines.
This blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Carignan brings together flavours of red berries and exotic fruits in a beautiful bottle.
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