Clos de la Joliette

Clos de la Joliette

Domain: Clos de la Joliette

Le Clos Joliette is located in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques in the village of Jurançon itself. The single parcel of 1.85 hectares was planted in 1929 on clay-limestone soil. Yields are astonishingly low, and therefore the production of 1500 bottles isn't commercialised. And yet – or perhaps precisely for this reason – its presence is immense. Unaffected by the passing of time or commercial logic, the owners have always wanted to hide behind this unique terroir. The vines of Petit Manseng were planted in 1929. The southeast- facing parcel is exposed to the sun with a soil of “Jurançon puddingstones”: stones on the ground which increase the temperature during the day and allow rain water to drain. This micro-climate yields overripe grapes, which are left to dry on the vines. The grapes are dried by both the sun and the wind, before being picked by hand between November and December with successive selections.

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Clos de la Joliette: All wines from this producer

Clos de la Joliette: All wines from this producer

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