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Domaine Cauhape

Today the appellation of Jurançon is well-loved by sommeliers and found in all the best restaurants around the world, yet it generally remains off the radar for many wine lovers. Not so nearly 500 years ago when the future King of France Henry IV, was baptised in Pau with the traditional garlic and a spoonful of Jurançon wine. That year was 1553 and just five years later in 1558 a small rural property was entered into the register of lands under the name Caussapé. On this property in 1980, Henri Ramonteau established Domaine Cauhapé on what had been his parents’ farm.

The estate is planted with Gros Manseng and Petit Manseng, whilst Henri has also set about reviving three other old native varieties: Camaralet de Lasseube, Lauzet and Courbu Blanc. All the fruit is hand-harvested and hand sorted, with vinification in a mix of stainless steel and barrel, depending on the cuvee.

Today the estate consists of 43ha and Domaine Cauhapé has become the most renowned producer of Jurançon wines, both dry and sweet. 100km from Biarritz, Domaine Cauhapé enjoys a temperate Atlantic climate in the rain shadow of the Pyrenées. The sweet wines are made from late-harvested fruit picked from October onwards, in some years all the way into January. This results in wines of great complexity and purity.

Website: jurancon-cauhape.com/fr/le-domaine
Location: 64360 Monein Jurancon France

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  • Domaine Cauhape Jurancon Sec 'Chante des Vignes' 2016

    Domaine Cauhape Jurancon Sec ‘Chante des Vignes’ 2016

    $29.00in any six

    $31.00 per single bottle

    60% Gros Manseng and 40% Camaralet, crushed and destemmed then macerated on skins for 12 hours before pressing. Cool-fermented in stainless steel and matured on lees for 5 months. 13.5% Alc/Vol. The nose expresses a fine and intense bouquet, with notes of citrus and exotic fruits coming from the Gros Manseng, along with hints of […]

    $29.00in any six

    $31.00 per single bottle

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  • Domaine Cauhape Jurancon 'Symphonie de Novembre' 2015

    Domaine Cauhape Jurancon ‘Symphonie de Novembre’ 2015

    $38.00in any six

    $41.00 per single bottle

    100% Petit Manseng picked during the first 10 days of November at approximately 28hl/ha. Whole-bunch pressed, then transferred to second- and third-use barriques for fermentation, followed by maturation for 10 months. Transferred to stainless steel tanks for a further 6 months maturation. 14% alc; 74.4g/l RS. Powerful and complex, with both fresh and candied fruits […]

    $38.00in any six

    $41.00 per single bottle

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  • Domaine Cauhape Jurancon Sec 'Geyser' 2017

    Domaine Cauhape Jurancon Sec ‘Geyser’ 2017

    $43.00in any six

    $46.00 per single bottle

    30% Gros Manseng, 30% Petit Manseng, 30% Camaralet, 5% Lauzet and 5% Courbu Blanc, crushed and destemmed then macerated on skins for 12 hours before pressing. Cool-fermented in stainless steel and matured on lees for 5 months. 14% Alc/Vol. Beautiful complexity and freshness on the nose, evoking citrus and exotic fruit notes, along with hints […]

    $43.00in any six

    $46.00 per single bottle

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  • Domaine Cauhape Jurancon 'Ballet d'Octobre' 2016

    Domaine Cauhape Jurancon ‘Ballet d’Octobre’ 2016

    $46.00in any six

    $50.00 per single bottle

    70% Gros Manseng, 30% Petit Manseng, crushed and destemmed then macerated on skins for 12 hours before pressing. Cool-fermented in stainless steel and matured on lees for 8 months. 13% Alc/Vol; 63g/l RS. This wine has a fresh vibrant and exotic nose with citrus fruits, hints of tropical fruit and a spicy gingerbread accent. A […]

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