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Domaine Laguilhon Jurançon

Jurançon

Domaine Laguilhon

Domaine Laguilhon is owned by viticulturalist Henri Estreboou...

The domaine is most likely named after a shepherds crook (aiguillon) because it is situated on a hill where cows used to bypass in order to get to the fields to graze. Their vineyards are located in Monein, know for creating richer styles of Jurançon. With Domaine Laguilhon, we have found a Jurançon that we feel offers great value and is a perfect example of what this venerable wine producing region does best.

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Vineyards

There are 12 hectares planted with Gros and Petit Manseng. The vines are south facing, which enables the grapes to raisin in good conditions for the sweet wine. The soil is called poudingue de Jurançon (derived from the word pudding) and is composed of fragments of round stones and alluvial sediment which provides excellent drainage in this wet region (1200 mm of rain per year).

Vintage information

Winter 2011/2012 was very cold and the vines had a late budburst. Summer was very hot and was followed by some welcome rainfalls in September, which allowed the vines to have a slower final maturation. Healthy grapes were harvested during the last two weeks of October. two weeks later than the grapes for the dry wine, concentrating the sugars and acidity.

Vinification

All the grapes were hand harvested at optimum ripeness. Fermentation occurred in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine was then matured in stainless steel for ten months before bottling.

Tasting Notes

Lovely golden colour. This Jurançon is a luscious yet balanced wine which has aromas of fresh pineapples and honey.  

Vintage information

Vintage 2012
Grape varieties 50% Gros Manseng
50% Petit Manseng
Region Jurançon
Winemaker Hervé Lapébie
Consultant Winemaker Alexandre Labourdette
Alcohol (ABV) 13%
Acidity 7.86g/l
Residual Sugar 84g/l
Wine pH 3.05