Between Biarritz and Lourdes, facing the Pyrénées at the heart of Bearn, Henri Ramonteu creates dry and sweet white wines from an exceptional terroir. Wines of Jurançon with their fruity, complex aromas and elegant golden color, will enchant lovers of fine, signature wines. Henri’s philosophie is as such: “ Details are what create perfection, but perfection itself is never a detail”.
The vineyard covers 104 acres of clay dominant terroir (Clay-silica). Vines are planted on the steep hillsides with a South, South-East exposure and differing altitude between the plots (400m for the highest).Vines benefit of optimum
Vine management is extremely rigorous. Everything is done by hand. Preservation of nature and respect of the terroir is their priority. Handharvest is done in small volume crates early October. Destemming followed by skin contact for 12 hours. Pneumatic pressing with juice selection. Fermentation and aging done in stainless steel tanks for 5 months on gross lees.
This wine is fresh and aromatic, with notes of grapefruit, peach and spring flowers. The citrus notes follow onto the palate, along with white fleshy stone fruit. The mouthfeel is round, weighted and a fresh finish.
Perfect as an apéritif or to accompany the texture and flavour of shellfish & grilled white fish.