Nestled in the heart of Jurançon in the Aquitaine region, Domaine Cauhapé covers 40 hectares of slopes that are generously exposed to the south and east. Protected by the Pyrenees to the east and moderated by the Atlantic ocean to the west, the climate is continental with ideal growing conditions. The soils are composed of a mixture of clay, silica and stone allowing a quintessential expression of the traditional varieties of Jurançon, Gros and Petit Manseng. Petit Manseng is left to raisinate on the vines in good years to create Jurançon Moelleux with its characteristic notes of crystallized fruit and honey.
Domaine Cauhape is located in Jurançon, and produces a variety of wines made mainly from the indigenous Petit and Gros Manseng grapes. Mainly known for its sweet wines, this versatile white is the flagship for dry whites in the region.
The vines are grown on clay-siliceous soils with a south-eastern exposure. The grapes are harvested by hand in small volume crates at the beginning of October. Fermentation and ageing in stainless steel tanks for 5 months on the lees.
This richly aromatic, dry white, amazes with tropical fruit, white pepper and cinnamon aromas. On the palate the wine is creamy yet has minerality giving it a lovely freshness. Stoned fruit combined with hints of citrus provides an elegant and clean finish.
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