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Camin Larredya, 'Au Capceu' Jurancon (Moelleux) 2021
France / White

Camin Larredya, 'Au Capceu' Jurancon (Moelleux) 2021

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Minerality

Camin Larredya is a small estate in Jurançon, a wine appellation spread throughout the Bearnaise hills in the South-West of France. Jean-Marc Grussaute runs this small estate, that uses the local word "Camin", which means road, instead of domaine in its title. He has been farming organically since 2007 with his first certified vintage being in 2010. To call Jean-Marc a rising star would be an understatement. Since taking over the family domaine in 1988 at age 20, he has elevated the entire appellation with his ambitious winemaking and farming. A consistent darling of the Revue des Vins de France, the only thing keeping Jean-Marc's wines affordable is their relative obscurity outside of southwestern France. Across all cuvees, his wines are textbook examples of the classic profile of Jurancon wines.

Au Capceu is a traditional Jurançon, meaning it is moderately sweet, with around 80 g/L of residual sugar. Made from 100% Petit Manseng grapes harvested in November, this local specialty grape is uniquely able to remain botrytis-free well into the fall, making its flavors a pure expression of varietal character. Apricot marmalade, dried nectarine, golden honey, mango and papaya unfold in a lengthy finish, with pleasant sugar levels balanced by remarkably high acidity for a late harvest wine. Delightful upon release for its primary fruit, it will undoubtedly age gracefully for decades.

Country
France
Sub-Region
Jurancon
Region
Southwest
Varieties
Petit Manseng
Farming
Organic
Soil
Silica clay, puddingstone
Winemaking
Fermented and aged on the lees for 6 months in a combination of 1,200 liter foudres and neutral 225 liter barriques.