Jurançon, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France
Jean-Bernard Larrieu is the winemaker of the family-owned Clos Lapeyre. He lives just down the road from the domaine with his wife and two daughters, with whom he insists on speaking the local patois or dialect. Organic methods express the Jurançon terroir and, in this instance, the Gros Manseng grape. Mouthwatering acidity; juicy, tart grapefruit notes and a long finish. With good acid and concentration, there’s lots of interest here. Mouthfilling, chunky and structured. Herby.
Gros Manseng and Petit Manseng