Château Lapuyade

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.