The Domaine Cauhapé, one of the most well-known domaines in Jurançon, is run by Henri Ramonteu, passionate grape-grower and one of the region’s flagship producers. Every year, his 43 hectares of vines produce 250 000 bottles of this golden wine, made using two grape varieties: Petit Manseng (for sweet wines) and Gros Manseng (for dry wines and the first sweet wines). The vines are situated at 500m above sea level, between the Pyrenees and the Atlantic ocean, therefore benefitting from a climate which combines harsh mountainous conditions with the gentleness of the sea. The soil, a rich mix of clay, pebbles and quartz, allows the grapes to elegantly express their full potential.
About the cuvée
La Canopée is fermented in barrels and matured on its lees with stirring for 10 months. On the nose, aromas of raisin, quince, apple, spices and musk abound. On the palate, this wine is full-bodied, generous, savory and possesses a certain liveliness. Its power and wonderful flavours make for a superb wine, to be drunk alongside white meat with fruits or foie gras.
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