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A melon and tart stonefruit noted dry white from the mountains of southern France. Jurancon is know for making delicious dessert wines, but using the indigenous varieties it is capable of producing high quality dry whites as well. This cuvee is 100% Gros Manseng, a grape that makes golden colored wine without needing skin contact.
From the mouth of the importer (Zev Rovine):
"Clos Lapeyre, owned by Jean-Bernard Larrieu and his family, is located on the steep slopes of the Pyrenees in Jurançon. Farming the land since World War 1, the Larrieu family grew peaches and raised cows, eventually planting vines in the 1960s. In the 1970s, the family replanted all the vines on terraces, thereby best taking advantage of the slope, aspect, and natural drainage of the land. Larrieu captures the uniqueness of the region in his wines by committing to native varieties Gros Manseng, Petit Manseng, and Corbu and by allowing spontaneous natural yeast fermentation. The decades spent tending the land through multiple generations show clearly in the direct and natural expressions of Clos Lapeyre wines."