Jurançon MoËlluex

  • Grape(s) Petit Manseng, Gros Manseng
  • Terroir In Laroin village (near Pau), in front of the Pyrénées mountains, the vineyards are at an altitude of 300 metres and planted on sandy clay soils (poudingues du Jurançon).
  • Grape Varieties
    50% Petit Manseng, 50% Gros Manseng
    Age of the vines: 20-30 years old
  • Winemaking
    Biodynamic production since 1994
    Manual harvest
    Low yields

The grapes are harvested in several times to select the most suitable each time. They are partially destemmed and directly pressed. The fermentation with no added yeasts and the ageing are done in stainless vats. There might be a couple of soutirages (racking) but there is no fining. When bottling, the wine can be lightly filtrated.

  • Tasting Notes
    Golden coloured wine, the nose is floral and elegant with hints of honey and vanilla. The wide mouth is pure and well-balanced with exotic fruits aromas. The fresh final is long and persistant. Definitely one of the greatest wines of Jurançon.
  • The anecdote
    The wines from Jurançon  made an historical footprint in the XVIth century during the baptism of the king to be Henri IV. It is believed that his lips were moistened with a few drops of the wine. Later, it became quite regular to witness a couple of bottles on the King’s table during royal banquets.